Ontario reports nearly 800 new coronavirus cases with over 300 in Toronto

Oct 21 2020, 7:29 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 790 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning, a slight decrease from the previous day.

Nine more deaths have also been reported and there are 719 more resolved cases.

Cases have been high recently with Tuesday’s 821Monday’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, 321 were in Toronto, 157 were in Peel, 76 were in York Region, and 57 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 reported that over 32,600 tests were completed.

To date, there is a total of 66,686 cases with 57,325 recovered and 3,062 reported deaths.

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