Ontario reports dip in new COVID-19 cases after three record-breaking days

Dec 8 2020, 7:24 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,676 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning after the province reported three-record breaking days.

Today’s number is less than Monday’s record-high 1,925Sunday’s 1,924, and Saturday’s 1,859 cases.

Numbers have been over 1,000 for a few weeks with today’s numbers being a decrease 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 1,549 more resolved cases and 10 new deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, 588 are in Toronto, 349 are in Peel, and 141 are in York Region.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, nearly 39,200 were completed, a drop from Monday’s 45,300 and 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 130,910 coronavirus cases and 3,808 deaths.