The Government of Ontario confirmed 649 new coronavirus cases on Sunday morning, with one new death reported.
Sunday’s numbers are down from Saturday’s 809, as well as Friday’s record high COVID-19 cases at 939.
Ontario health officials projected that the province could see 1,000 daily cases by mid-October.
Of the newly announced cases, 140 were in Toronto, a huge drop from 358 reported on Saturday,
There were more cases reported in Peel at 157.
There are 705 more resolved cases, and nearly 44,100 tests were completed, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.
Ontario is reporting 649 cases of #COVID19 as over 44,100 tests were completed. Locally, there are 157 new cases in Peel, 140 in Toronto, 87 in York Region and 54 in Ottawa. There are 705 more resolved cases.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) October 11, 2020
“This Thanksgiving, only celebrate with those in your household and gather with friends and family virtually. Please follow public health measures to help stop the spread of COVID19,” Elliott said on Sunday.
On Friday, Ontario announced that indoor dining, cinemas, and gyms are among some of the places closing for 28 days in Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa.
The provincial government said that indoor food and drink service in restaurants, bars, and other food establishments will be closed for almost a month to stop the spread of the virus.
Indoor gyms and fitness centres, casinos, performing arts centres and venues, and interactive exhibits have all been asked to shut down as well.