Ontario reports over 900 new COVID-19 cases, the most since the pandemic began

Oct 9 2020, 2:22 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 939 new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning, the highest single-day count to date.

There are five more deaths and 724 recovered cases from the previous report.

Cases have been high recently with Thursday’s 797, Wednesday’s 583, Tuesday’s 548, Monday’s 615, Sunday’s 556, Saturday’s 653, and Friday’s 732.

Ontario health officials projected that the province could see 1,000 daily cases by mid-October.

Of the newly announced cases, 336 were in Toronto, 150 were in Peel, and 126 were in Ottawa.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 44,900 tests were completed, the highest numbers to date. The province wants to complete over 50,000 daily tests by mid-October.

Premier Doug Ford’s cabinet is reportedly having an “emergency meeting” to discuss further restrictions like banning indoor dining and gyms due to the high case counts.

There is now a total of 57,681 cases in the province, with 49,032 recovered, and 2,997 reported deaths.

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