Ontario reports drop in new coronavirus cases after single-day record

Sep 29 2020, 7:29 am

The Government of Ontario is reporting 554 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning, a drop from Monday’s record-high number.

Monday was the highest new daily case numbers to date with 700 reported. On April 24, 640 cases were confirmed, but at the time just over 12,000 tests were completed.

The rise in cases lead Premier Doug Ford to say Ontario is in the second coronavirus wave.

Today’s report said there were four more deaths with 323 resolved cases.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott there are 251 new cases in Toronto with 106 in Ottawa, 79 in Peel and 43 in York Region.

“62% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40,” she added.

And, 38,400 tests were done from the previous day.

To date, there were a total 51,085 cases, with 43,450 resolved and 2,844 reported deaths.

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