Ontario reports over 1,700 new COVID-19 cases with more than 600 in Toronto

Dec 4 2020, 3:33 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,780 new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning, with over 600 coming from Toronto.

This is an decrease from Thursday’s 1,824, but an increase from Wednesday’s 1,723Tuesday’s 1,707, Sunday’s 1,708, Monday’s 1,746.

The weekend also saw high numbers with Saturday’s 1,822 and 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 1,553 more resolved cases and 25 more deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, 633 are in Toronto, 433 are in Peel, and 152 are in York Region.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 56,000 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 123,526 coronavirus cases and 3,737 deaths.

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