Ontario reports slight increase in new coronavirus cases while Toronto sees drop

Oct 15 2020, 2:23 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 783 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning, a slight increase from the previous day.

There are five reported deaths and 779 recovered cases from the previous day.

Cases have been high recently with Wednesday’s 721Tuesday’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, 239 were in Toronto, 136 were in Peel, 89 were in Ottawa, and 127 were in York Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott reported that nearly 40,000 tests were completed. The province said they want to get to 50,000 by mid-October.

There is now a total of 62,196 cases in the province, with 53,291 recovered, and 3,022 reported deaths.

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