Ontario reports over 800 new coronavirus cases for second straight day

Oct 23 2020, 2:24 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 826 new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning, a slight decrease from the previous day.

Nine more deaths have been reported and there are 733 more resolved cases.

Cases have been high recently with Thursday’s 841Wednesday’s 790Tuesday’s 821Monday’s 704Sunday’s 658,and Saturday’s 805.

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

Of the newly announced cases, 292 were in Toronto, 186 were in Peel, 72 were in York Region, and 87 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 more than 40,000 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 68,353 cases with 58,799 recovered and 3,080 reported deaths.

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