Ontario reports over 1,700 new COVID-19 cases with 622 from Toronto

Nov 30 2020, 3:27 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,746 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, with more than 600 coming from Toronto.

This is an increase from Sunday’s 1,708, but a decrease from Saturday’s 1,822, and Friday’s record-breaking 1,855.

Cases have been above 1,000 daily for a few weeks with 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.

The province is also reporting 1,320 more resolved cases and eight new deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, 622 are in Toronto, 390 are in Peel, 217 are in York Region.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 39,400 tests were completed. The province has the capacity to do over 50,000 tests, which has only been surpassed a few times during the second wave.

Toronto and Peel Region have been in lockdown for a week. 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.

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

To date, Ontario has seen 116,492 coronavirus cases and 3,656 deaths.

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