Ontario reports slight dip in new coronavirus cases but remains over 700

Oct 14 2020, 2:25 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 721 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning, a slight decrease from the previous day.

There are no reported deaths and 783 recovered cases from the previous day.

Cases have been high recently with Tuesday’s 746, Monday’s 807, Sunday’s 649, Saturday’s 809, and Friday’s 939 — the highest count to date in the pandemic.

Ontario health officials projected that the province could see 1,000 daily cases by mid-October.

On Friday, Premier Doug Ford announced that Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa would be going back to a modified Stage 2, which includes the closures of indoor dining, gyms, and cinemas for at least 28 days.

Of the newly announced cases, 270 were in Toronto, 79 were in Peel, 39 were in Ottawa, and 79 were in York Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott reported that 32,200 tests were completed from the previous day.

There is now a total of 61,413 cases in the province, with 52,512 recovered, and 3,017 reported deaths.

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