Ontario reports over 1,800 new COVID-19 cases for fourth day in a row

Dec 12 2020, 3:21 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,873 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning.

Today’s numbers are higher than the 1,848 reported yesterday, but are a decrease from Thursday’s record-breaking 1,983Wednesday’s 1,890, Monday’s 1,925 and Sunday’s 1,924Tuesday’s 1,676 was the lowest case count this week.

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 1,918 more resolved cases and 17 new deaths. The 45 deaths reported yesterday were the highest the province has seen since early June.

Of the newly announced cases, 522 are in Toronto, 436 are in Peel, 185 are in York Region, and 109 are in Hamilton.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 65,300 tests were completed, the highest number to date.

Starting at 12:01am on Monday, December 14, York Region and Windsor-Essex County will move into the Grey – Lockdown level of the province’s COVID-19 framework.

The regions join Toronto and Peel, which have both been in lockdown since November 23.

Lockdown 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 138,504 coronavirus cases and 3,933 deaths.

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