Ontario reports over 800 new coronavirus cases for fifth straight day

Oct 27 2020, 2:26 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 827 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning, a slight decrease from Monday’s case count.

The province is reporting four more deaths and 691 newly resolved cases.

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

Cases have been high recently, although it has decreased from Monday’s 851 and Saturday’s 978.

Last Friday’s 826 was closer to Tuesday’s new reported case numbers, and Wednesday’s 790 was the last time daily cases were below 800.

Of the newly announced cases, 355 are in Toronto, 169 are in Peel, 89 are in York Region, and 58 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 23,900 tests were completed, even fewer than Monday’s 28,700.

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

There are a total of 72,051 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ontario reported to date with 61,530 recovered and 3,103 deaths.

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