Ontario reports just over 850 new COVID-19 cases with significant drop in tests

Oct 26 2020, 7:24 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 851 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, a decrease from the record-high numbers reported on Sunday.

Six more deaths have been reported, while 679 cases are now resolved.

On Sunday, Ontario recorded 1,042, the highest count to date in the pandemic.

Cases have been high recently with Saturday’s 978Friday’s 826Thursday’s 841Wednesday’s 790Tuesday’s 821, and Monday’s 704.

Of the newly announced cases, 281 are in Toronto, 215 are in Peel, 90 are in York Region and 76 are 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 that nearly 28,700 tests were completed, a significant drop from the 38,800 completed on Sunday.

On Sunday, she confirmed that the province is now able to perform 50,000 tests daily.

There are a total of 71,224 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date with 60,839 recovered and 3,099 deaths.

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