The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,210 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, with the majority coming from Toronto and Peel.
The province has reported 28 more deaths and 1,376 resolved cases.
Newly reported cases have been consistently over 1,000 for the last 14 days, with Friday’s 1,396, Thursday’s 1,575, Wednesday’s 1,426, Tuesday’s 1,388, Monday’s 1,242, Sunday’s 1,328, and Saturday’s 1,132.
Of the newly announced cases, 361 are in Peel, 346 are in Toronto, and 143 are in York Region.
According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 41,800 tests were completed, which is more than Wednesday’s 33,400 and Tuesday’s 26,500. The province currently has the capacity to do 50,000 tests daily.
Ontario is reporting 1,210 cases of #COVID19. Locally, there are 361 new cases in Peel, 346 in Toronto and 143 in York Region. There are 1,376 more resolved cases and over 41,800 tests completed.
Today’s numbers will be available at 10:30 a.m. at https://t.co/ypmgZbVRvn.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) November 19, 2020
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.
However, due to the high infection rates in Toronto, Peel, and York Region, Premier Doug Ford said new measures would be announced on Friday.
There are a total of 99,372 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.