Ontario reports record-breaking COVID-19 cases for third day with over 1,900

Dec 7 2020, 7:24 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,925 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, breaking the highest-single day for the third day in a row.

This weekend saw record-high numbers with Sunday’s 1,924 which broke Saturday’s record 1,859 cases.

Numbers have been over 1,000 for a few weeks with today’s numbers being an increase from Friday’s 1,780Thursday’s 1,824Wednesday’s 1,723Tuesday’s 1,707, Monday’s 1,746, and Sunday’s 1,708.

The province is also reporting 1,412 more resolved cases and 26 new deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, 601 are in Toronto, 512 are in Peel, 167 are in York Region, and 133 are in Durham.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, nearly 45,300 tests were completed, a drop from Sunday’s 59,400.

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.

To date, Ontario has seen 129,234 coronavirus cases and 3,798 deaths.