Ontario reporting over 800 new coronavirus cases with majority in Toronto

Oct 17 2020, 7:23 am

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.

Saturday’s case is a jump of almost 100 since Friday, when 712 new COVID-19 cases were reported.

Cases have been high recently with Thursday’s 783Wednesday’s 721Tuesday’s 746, Monday’s 807, Sunday’s 649, Saturday’s 809, and last Friday’s 939 — the highest count to date in the pandemic.

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 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.

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