Ontario reports nearly 2,000 new COVID-19 cases breaking single-day record

Dec 6 2020, 7:22 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,924 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday morning, the highest single-day count since the pandemic began.

The previously daily high was set just yesterday, with 1,859 cases.

Today’s numbers are 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.

Daily cases have been above 1,000 for a few weeks with Friday’s 1,855Thursday’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 1,574 more resolved cases and 15 new deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, 568 are in Toronto, 477 are in Peel, and 249 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 127,309 coronavirus cases and 3,772 deaths.