Ontario is reporting over 6,000 new COVID-19 cases over the past two days.
On Saturday, the province reported 3,009 new cases and 16 additional COVID-19 related deaths.
Additionally, on Friday, the province reported 3,089 COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths.
The last time numbers were this high was in January, when 3,056 COVID-19 cases were reported on January 16.
Of the new cases on Saturday, 954 were in Toronto, 434 were in Peel, and 348 were in York region.
Ontario is reporting 3,009 cases of #COVID19 today and 3,089 cases reported yesterday. Today, there are 954 new cases in Toronto, 434 in Peel, 348 in York Region, 205 in Ottawa and 146 in Hamilton.
Over 59,100 tests were completed on April 2nd and over 62,300 tests on April 1st.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) April 3, 2021
As of today, Ontario is moving into a 28-day province-wide shutdown as COVID-19 infections and ICU admissions rise.
Toronto and Peel have been in lockdown since November 2020, and now the whole province will have similar restrictions.
There are a total of 358,558 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.