Ontario continues to report over 800 new coronavirus cases

Oct 28 2020, 2:21 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 834 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning, a slight increase from Tuesday’s case count.

The province is also reporting five new deaths and 773 newly resolved cases.

Cases have been high recently, although they have dropped from Monday’s 851, Saturday’s 978 and Sunday’s record-high of 1,042.

Wednesday’s numbers are closer to Tuesday’s 827 and last Friday’s 826. Last Wednesday’s 790 was the last time daily cases were below 800.

Of the newly announced cases, 299 are in Toronto, 186 are in Peel, 121 are in York Region and are 76 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 over 30,000 tests were completed, higher than Tuesday’s 23,900.

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

There are a total of 72,885 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ontario reported to date with 62,303 recovered and 3,108 deaths.

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