Ontario reports just under 1,500 new COVID-19 cases, 508 from Toronto

Nov 16 2020, 3:30 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,487 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, which is the 11th day cases have been above 1,000.

This is an increase from Sunday’s 1,248 but a decrease from Saturday’s 1,581 which was the highest single-day number since the pandemic began.

The province has reported an increase of 10 deaths and 992 resolved cases.

Newly reported cases have been consistently over 1,000 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, 508 are in Toronto, 392 in Peel and 170 in York Region.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 33,4000 tests were completed which is a drop from yesterday’s 42,200.

Starting at 12:01 am on Monday, November 16, Hamilton, Halton, Peel, and York will be moved into the red “control zone.”

Toronto moved into the red zone on November 14 but has additional restrictions imposed by the city’s top doctor, Eileen de Villa. They include closing indoor dining, fitness classes,  cinemas, and reducing gatherings to just immediate households with one or two essential supports.

Peel Region moved into the red zone on November 7 and added further restrictions to limit the virus’s spread.

There are a total of 95,496 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.

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