Ontario reports rise in new coronavirus cases as numbers jump over 800

Oct 20 2020, 2:24 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 821 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning, an increase of over 100 cases from the previous day.

Three more deaths have been reported and there are 628 more resolved cases.

Cases have been high recently with Monday’s 704Sunday’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, 327 were in Toronto, 136 were in Peel, 64 were in York Region, and 79 were in Ottawa.

All four regions have been declared hotspots and are in a modified Stage 2 which means all indoor dining, gyms, and cinemas are closed for at least 28 days.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 24,000 tests were completed, the lowest number in weeks.

To date, there is a total of 65,896 cases with 56,606 recovered and 3,053 reported deaths.

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