Ontario reports record-breaking 1,855 new COVID-19 cases

Nov 27 2020, 3:23 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,855 new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning, the highest single-day count since the pandemic began.

This is an increase from Thursday’s 1,478,  Wednesday’s 1,373Tuesday’s 1,009, which was low due to “technical issues,” Monday’s 1,589Saturday’s 1,588, and Sunday’s 1,534.

Cases have been above 1,000 daily for over two weeks.

The province is also reporting 1,451 more resolved cases and 20 more deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, 517 are in Peel, 495 are in Toronto, and 189 are in York Region.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 58,000 tests were completed, the highest number to date.

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.

On Thursday, health officials noted that cases could reach over 9,000 a day by the end of the year.

To date, Ontario has seen 111,216 COVID-19 cases and 3,595 reported deaths.

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