Ontario reports 4,301 new COVID-19 cases over last two days

Dec 26 2020, 7:25 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 4,301 new COVID-19 cases for the last two days.

The province reported 2,159 cases on Christmas Day, and 2,142 on Saturday morning.

And there is a total of 81 virus-related deaths reported from the last two days.

The cases are a decrease from the record-high on Thursday’s 2,447, Wednesday’s 2,408, Tuesday’s 2,202 but an increase from Monday’s 2,123.

Of the newly announced cases, 541 are in Toronto, 344 are in Peel, 262 are in York Region, and 131 are in Windsor-Essex County.

Starting on Saturday, Ontario is entering a province-wide lockdown.

The measures will be in effect in northern Ontario for 14 days and in the southern part of the province for 28 days. The time-limited restrictions will be evaluated throughout their implementation, rather than when they are set to expire.

Five health regions across the province are already under lockdown.

Toronto and Peel Region have both been in the grey zone of Ontario’s COVID-19 framework since November 23. York Region and Windsor-Essex County entered a lockdown on December 14, and Hamilton on December 21.

To date, Ontario has seen a total of 169,411 cases.