Ontario reports highest numbers of COVID-19 deaths since June and 1,848 new cases

Dec 11 2020, 7:28 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,848 new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning, and 45 more deaths — the highest death count since June 4, when the same number was reported.

Today’s numbers are a decrease from Thursday’s record-breaking 1,983Wednesday’s 1,890, Monday’s 1,925 (the previous record-high), and Sunday’s 1,924, but an increase from Tuesday’s 1,676.

Numbers have been over 1,000 for a few weeks, with Friday’s 1,780Thursday’s 1,824Wednesday’s 1,723Tuesday’s 1,707, Monday’s 1,746, and Sunday’s 1,708.

The province is also reporting 1,753 more resolved cases.

Of the newly announced cases, 469 are in Toronto, 386 are in Toronto, and 205 are in York Region.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 63,100 tests were completed, the highest number to date.

Toronto and Peel Region have been in lockdown since November 23. Some of the new restrictions include only allowing retail stores to offer curbside pick-up or delivery; restaurants can only be open for pick-up, drive-through, and delivery.

Indoor gatherings are not allowed except with members of the same household, and outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people.

To date, Ontario has seen 136,631 coronavirus cases and 3,916 deaths.

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