Ontario reporting over 900 new COVID-19 cases, highest this week

Oct 29 2020, 2:23 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 934 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning, a 100-case increase from the 834 reported on Wednesday.

The province is also reporting 10 new deaths and 820 newly resolved cases.

This is the highest case count reported since Sunday’s record-high of 1,042.

Cases have been high recently with Tuesday’s 827Monday’s 851, Saturday’s 978, and Friday’s 826. Last Wednesday’s 790 was the last time daily cases were below 800.

Of the newly announced cases, 420 are in Toronto, 169 are in Peel, 95 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 over 35,600 tests were completed, the highest amount this week.

There are a total of 73,819 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ontario reported to date with 63,123 recovered and 3,118 deaths.

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