Ontario reports dip in new COVID-19 cases after record-breaking week

Dec 13 2020, 7:22 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,677 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday morning.

Today’s numbers are a decrease from Saturday’s 1,873Friday’s 1,848Thursday’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 1,678 more resolved cases and 16 new deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, 456 are in Toronto, 356 are in Peel, and 143 are in York Region

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 58,200 tests were completed.

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 140,181 coronavirus cases and 3,949 deaths.