Ontario reports over 1,800 new COVID-19 cases with majority from Toronto, Peel

Dec 3 2020, 3:20 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,824 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning, with more than half coming from Peel Region and Toronto.

This is an increase from Wednesday’s 1,723Tuesday’s 1,707, Sunday’s 1,708, Monday’s 1,746, and Saturday’s 1,822, but a decrease from Friday’s record-breaking 1,855.

Daily cases have been above 1,000 for a few weeks with Thursday’s 1,478, Wednesday’s 1,373Tuesday’s 1,009 — which was low due to “technical issues,” Monday’s 1,589Saturday’s 1,588, and Sunday’s 1,534.

The province is also reporting 1,541 more resolved cases and 14 more deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, 592 are in Peel, 396 are in Toronto, and 187 are in York Region.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 52,900 tests were completed.

Toronto and Peel Region have been in lockdown for over a week. Some of the new 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.

No indoor gatherings will be allowed except with members of the same household, and outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people.

Last week, health officials noted that cases could reach over 9,000 a day by the end of the year.

To date, Ontario has seen 121,746 coronavirus cases and 3,712 deaths.

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