Ontario reporting over 1,400 new COVID-19 cases with 463 from Peel

Nov 18 2020, 3:22 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,417 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, with more than half of them coming from Toronto and Peel.

This is an increase from Tuesday’s 1,249 and Sunday’s 1,248, but a decrease from Monday’s 1,487 and Saturday’s 1,581, which was the highest single-day number since the pandemic began.

The province has reported 32 more deaths, the highest number during the second wave  and 1,495 resolved cases.

Newly reported cases have been consistently over 1,000 for the last 13 days with Friday’s 1,396Thursday’s 1,575Wednesday’s 1,426Tuesday’s 1,388, Monday’s 1,242, Sunday’s 1,328, and Saturday’s 1,132.

Of the newly announced cases, 463 are in Peel, 410 are in Toronto, and 178 are in York Region.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 33,400 tests were completed, which is increased from Tuesday’s 26,500. The province currently has the capacity to do 50,000 tests daily.

On Monday, Hamilton, Halton, Peel, and York moved into the red “control zone.”

Toronto already 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 98,162 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.

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