Ontario reports over 1,800 new COVID-19 cases for second straight day

Nov 28 2020, 3:19 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,822 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning, slightly less than the record-breaking 1,855 reported on Friday.

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 1,510 more resolved cases and 29 new deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, 566 are in Toronto, 516 are in Peel, 145 are in York Region, 105 are in Waterloo and 102 are in Hamilton.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 55,100 tests were completed.

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 only allowing retail stores to offer 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 113,038 COVID-19 cases and 3,624 deaths.

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