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.
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.
Ontario is reporting 939 cases of #COVID19 as over 44,900 tests were completed. Locally, there are 336 new cases in Toronto, 150 in Peel and 126 in Ottawa. There are 724 more resolved cases.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) October 9, 2020
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.