Ontario's new coronavirus cases rise closer to 850 with 335 reported in Toronto

Oct 22 2020, 2:35 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 841 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning, an increase from the previous day.

Nine more deaths have been reported and there are 741 more resolved cases.

Cases have been high recently with Wednesday’s 790Tuesday’s 821Monday’s 704Sunday’s 658Saturday’s 805, and Friday’s 712.

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

Of the newly announced cases, 335 were in Toronto, 162 were in Peel, 106 were in York Region, and 72 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 confirmed that nearly 38,900 tests were completed. The province has said their goal was to reach 50,000 by mid-October.

To date, there has been a total of 67,527 cases with 58,066 recovered and 3,071 reported deaths.

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