Ontario reports the highest single-day count with almost 800 new COVID-19 cases

Oct 8 2020, 2:29 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 797 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning, the highest single-day count to date.

There are four more deaths and 695 recovered cases from the previous report.

Cases have been high recently with Wednesday’s 583, Tuesday’s 548, Monday’s 615, Sunday’s 556, Saturday’s 653, and Friday’s 732, which was the highest case count at the time.

Of the newly announced cases, 265 were in Toronto, 134 were in Peel, 182 were in Ottawa, and 78 were in York Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott announced that nearly 48,500 tests were completed from the previous day, a new record for the province.

Elliot has said the goal is to get to 50,000 tests completed daily by mid-October.

And “57% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40,” Elliot added.

There is now a total of 56,742 cases in the province, with 48,308 recovered, and 2,992 reported deaths.

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