Ontario reports just under 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for second time in a week

Dec 14 2020, 3:29 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,940 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning.

Today’s numbers are an increase from Sunday’s 1,677Saturday’s 1,873Friday’s 1,848, but less than Thursday’s record-breaking 1,983.

Case have been above 1,000 for the last month as numbers remain high with  Wednesday’s 1,890, Monday’s 1,925 and Sunday’s 1,924.

The province is also reporting 1,535 more resolved cases and 23 new deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, 544 are in Toronto, 390 are in Peel, 191 are in York Region, 134 are in Hamilton, and 114 are in Windsor-Essex County.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 57,100 tests were completed, slightly less than Sunday’s 58,200.

Effective Monday, York Region and Windsor-Essex County moved 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 142,121 coronavirus cases and 3,972 deaths.

Clarrie FeinsteinClarrie Feinstein

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