Ontario reports over 400 new coronavirus cases, highest numbers in over 3 months

Sep 18 2020, 2:25 pm

The Government of Ontario is reporting 401 new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning, the highest numbers in three months, when the province reported 404 on June 1. 

This is an increase from Thursday’s 293Wednesday’s 315, Tuesday’s 251, and Monday’s 313.

There are no reported deaths and 176 resolved cases since the previous report.

The province is reporting 130 cases from Toronto, 82 from Peel, and 61 from Ottawa.

On Thursday, Premier Doug Ford announced that social gatherings are limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors for the three hotspots, effective today.

There could also be fines of $10,000 to $100,000 for organizers of social gatherings breaking the rules.

According to the Health Minister Christine Elliot, over 35,800 tests were completed from the previous day.

And, 67% of today’s new cases are in people under the age of 40.

“Hospitalizations remain stable with small declines in both ICU admissions and the number of patients on ventilators,” Elliot said.

To date, there has been a total of 46,077 cases, with 40,600 resolved and 2,825 reported deaths.

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