Ontario reports almost 900 new COVID-19 cases, over 300 in Toronto

Oct 30 2020, 2:36 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 896 new COVID-19 case on Friday morning, a decrease from the 934 reported on Thursday.

The province is also reporting nine new deaths and 796 newly resolved cases.

Cases have been high recently with Wednesday’s 834Tuesday’s 827Monday’s 851, Saturday’s 978, and Friday’s 826. Last Sunday saw a record-high of 1,042 cases.

Last Wednesday’s 790 was the last time daily cases were below 800.

Of the newly announced cases, 314 are in Toronto, 173 are in Peel, 115 are in York Region and 92 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 41,000 tests were completed, even more than the 35,600 completed on Thursday.

On Thursday, Ontario’s top health officials say the province could see between 800 and 1,200 COVID-19 cases per day by the end of November.

Officials released updated modelling data for the province. Although cases remain high, they said that the growth of the virus is slowing across the province.

“Most indicators show slowing growth in COVID-19 cases, trajectory appears to be moving away from worst case but cases are continuing to climb,” officials said in a report.

In September, the province forecasted they would see 1,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in the first half of October.

There are a total of 74,715 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ontario reported to date with 63,919 recovered and 3,127 deaths.

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