Ontario reports 1,396 new COVID-19 cases with majority in Toronto and Peel

Nov 13 2020, 3:23 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,396 new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning, with the majority coming from Toronto and Peel.

The province broke its single-day record high on Thursday with 1,575.

Newly reported cases have been consistently over 1,000 for eight days with Wednesday’s 1,426, Tuesday’s 1,388 cases, Monday’s 1,242, Sunday’s 1,328, and Saturday’s 1,132.

The province is also confirming 19 more deaths and 1,018 newly resolved cases.

Of the newly announced cases, 440 are in Toronto, 440 are in Peel Region, 155 are in York Region, and 91 are in Ottawa.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 40,500 tests were completed from the previous day, higher than Thursday’s 39,600, Wednesday’s 36,700, Tuesday’s 29,100 and Monday’s 28,400 but below the 50,000 tests the province can currently accomidate.

Peel Region moved into the Red-Control level on November 7, with the local medical officer of health implementing stricter regulations in the region on Monday.

The City of Toronto is also moving into the Red-Control level on November 14 but has added stricter restrictions that include closing indoor dining, fitness classes, cinemas, and reducing gatherings to just immediate households with one or two essential supports.

There are a total of 91,180 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ontario reported to date.

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