Ontario reports record-breaking COVID-19 numbers with 1,859 new cases

Dec 5 2020, 7:20 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,859 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning, the highest single-day count since the pandemic began.

This is an increase from Friday’s 1,780Thursday’s 1,824Wednesday’s 1,723Tuesday’s 1,707, Sunday’s 1,708, and Monday’s 1,746.

The previous single-day record was set last Friday, with 1,855 cases.

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 1,624 more resolved cases and 20 new deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, 504 are in Toronto, 463 are in Peel, and 198 are in York Region.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, nearly 59,400 tests were completed.

Toronto and Peel Region have been in lockdown since November 23. 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 125,385 coronavirus cases and 3,757 deaths.