Ontario sees decrease in new coronavirus cases with over 500 reported

Oct 6 2020, 2:26 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 548 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning, a decrease from the previous day.

There are seven more deaths and 546 recovered cases from the previous report.

It’s a decrease from Monday’s 615, Sunday’s 556, Saturday’s 653, and Friday’s record for the largest single day increase with 732 new cases.

Of the newly announced cases, 201 were in Toronto, 90 were in Peel, 62 were in Ottawa, and 56 from York Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 61% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40.

And that over 42,000 tests were completed from the previous day — the province has a target of 50,000 daily tests by mid-October.

There is now a total of 55,382 cases in the province, with 46,906 recovered, and 2,987 reported deaths.

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