The Government of Ontario confirmed 2,432 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning, the highest single-day count since the pandemic began.
The province is also reporting 2,009 more resolved cases and 23 new deaths.
Of the newly announced cases, 737 are in Toronto, 434 are in Peel, 209 are in York Region, 190 are in Windsor-Essex County, and 142 are in Hamilton.
According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 58,200 tests were completed, which is more than Wednesday’s 49,200, Tuesday’s 39,600, Monday’s 57,100, and Sunday’s 58,200.
Ontario is reporting 2,432 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 58,200 tests completed. Locally, there are 737 new cases in Toronto, 434 in Peel, 209 in York Region, 190 in Windsor-Essex County and 142 in Hamilton. There are 2,009 more resolved cases.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) December 17, 2020
Lockdown restrictions include only allowing retail stores to offer curbside pick-up or delivery. Restaurants can only be open for pick-up, drive-thru, and delivery.
Indoor gatherings are not allowed except with members of the same household, and outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people.
On Wednesday, Toronto Mayor John Tory said he is looking to have more restrictions once the 28-day lockdown ends on December 21.
To date, Ontario has seen 148,967 coronavirus cases and 4,058 deaths.