Ontario reporting over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths

Nov 15 2020, 3:24 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,248 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, a decrease from Saturday’s 1,581 count, which was the highest single-day number since the pandemic began.

The province has reported 29 new deaths, and 1,062 resolved cases.

Newly reported cases have been consistently over 1,000 for ten days with Friday’s 1,3961,575 were reported on Thursday, Wednesday saw 1,426, Tuesday’s 1,388 cases, Monday’s 1,242, Sunday’s 1,328, and Saturday’s 1,132.

Of the newly announced cases, 364 new cases in Toronto, 308 in Peel and 125 in York Region.

In its daily report, the province said that “due to a technical error approximately 40 case records from Toronto Public Health were not reported today, resulting in an underestimation of the daily counts for November 14.”

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 42,200 tests were completed.

On Friday, Premier Doug Ford announced that several health regions across the province would be moving into the Red-Control and Orange-Restrict levels of his government’s COVID-19 framework on November 16.

Toronto moved into the Red level on Saturday, 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 94,009 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.

DH Toronto StaffDH Toronto Staff

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