Ontario reports over 1,300 new COVID-19 cases and 35 more deaths

Nov 25 2020, 3:33 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,373 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning and 35 more deaths — the highest count in the second wave.

This is an increase from Tuesday’s 1,009, which was low due to “technical issues,” but a decrease from Monday’s record-breaking 1,589, which beat Saturday’s record-breaking 1,588 at the time, and Sunday’s 1,534.

Cases have been reportedly high with Friday’s 1,418Thursday’s 1,210Wednesday’s 1,417, Tuesday’s 1,249Monday’s 1,487, and Sunday’s 1,248. Daily cases have been consistently over 1,000 for over two weeks.

The province is also reporting 1,476 more resolved cases.

Of the newly announced cases, 445 are in Toronto, 415 in Peel, and 136 in York Region.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 36,100 tests were completed, which is more than Tuesday’s 27,100 tests but less than Monday’s 37,500. The province currently has the capacity to do 50,000 tests daily.

On Monday, Toronto and Peel Region went under another lockdown for at least 28 days.

“Lockdown” is the highest level in the government’s COVID-19 response framework and brings new public health measures to the regions.

Some of the new restrictions include reducing retail stores to offer only curbside pick-up or delivery; restaurants can only be open for pick-up, drive-through, and delivery. No indoor gatherings will be allowed except with members of the same household, and outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people.

Grocery stores, liquor stores, and pharmacies remain open with limited capacity.

To date, Ontario has seen 107,883 COVID-19 cases and 3,554 deaths.

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