Ontario reporting over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19

Oct 31 2020, 7:31 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,015 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning, an increase from Friday’s 896 cases.

The province is also reporting nine new deaths and 798 resolved cases.

Last Sunday saw a record-high of 1,042 cases.

Of the newly announced cases, 325 are in Toronto, 282 are in Peel, 88 are in York Region and 94 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 – which expires on November 6.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said that over 41,900 tests were completed on Friday.

The news of the high counts comes ahead of Halloween night.

The City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario have both released their guidelines to enjoy a safe and fun Halloween this weekend, in accordance with COVID-19 recommendations.

The province has outlined a short list of precautions that people living in Toronto or other high-risk areas that are in a modified stage-2 should all be taking:

  • avoid gatherings with people outside of your household
  • stay home if you are feeling ill, even if you have mild symptoms, or if you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19
  • turn off your porch light and don’t hand out treats if you are sick, even with mild symptoms, or self-isolating
  • stay within your public health unit region

There are a total of 75,730 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.

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