Ontario reports a slight increase of new coronavirus cases with over 700

Oct 19 2020, 2:24 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 704 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, a slight increase from the previous day.

Four deaths were also reported, and there are 607 more resolved cases.

Cases have been high recently with Sunday’s 658Saturday’s 805, and Friday’s 712.

Last Friday, October 9, was 939 — the highest count to date in the pandemic.

Of the newly announced cases, 244 were in Toronto, 168 were in Peel, 103 were in York Region, and 51 were in Ottawa.

Health Minister Christine Elliott reported that nearly 31,900 tests were completed. The goal is to have 50,000 tests done by mid-October.

To date, there have been a total of 65,075 cases, with 55,978 recovered and 3,050 reported deaths.

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