The Government of Ontario confirmed 805 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning, making this the 6th straight day the province is reporting over 700.
Ten deaths were also reported, and there are 682 more resolved cases.
Of the newly announced cases, 374 were in Toronto, 107 were in Peel, and 93 were in York Region.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 44,700 tests were completed.
On Friday, she said that the province wants to reach 50,000 tests a day by mid-October.
Ontario is reporting 805 cases of #COVID19 as over 44,700 tests were completed. Locally, there are 374 new cases in Toronto, 107 in Peel, 93 in York Region and 70 in Ottawa. There are 682 more resolved cases.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) October 17, 2020
Ontario health officials projected that the province could see 1,000 daily cases by mid-October.
On Friday, Premier Doug Ford announced that York Region would join Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa going back to a modified Stage 2, which includes the closures of indoor dining, gyms, and cinemas for at least 28 days.
There are a total of 63,713 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date, according to the province.