Toronto reports 375 new coronavirus cases, the highest count in a week

Oct 16 2020, 8:22 pm

Toronto reported 375 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest number in a week.

It’s also the eighth straight day that cases have been above 200.

The number is an increase from Thursday’s 254, Wednesday’s 296, Tuesday’s 330, Sunday’s 315, Saturday’s 204, and a decrease from Friday’s 401.

According to Toronto Public Health, there are 107 people in hospital, an increase of 18 new, with one more death and 299 more recovered from yesterday’s report.

The numbers are higher than what Ontario reported this morning saying the city had 213.

“Today’s numbers differ from those reported by the province due to a data upload error that has since been corrected,” the local health agency clarified.

The COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard indicates that the seven-day moving average is 241 with the active daily outbreaks now rising to 24 over the same-day moving average.

It’s also taking Toronto Public Health longer to get peoples test result back to them.

Now 36% of people get their result within 24 hours — the goal is 60%. And 78% get it within 48 hours — the goal is 80%.

Toronto Public Health

Last week, Ontario announced that indoor dining, cinemas, and gyms would close for 28 days in Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa.

If cases have decreased enough by then, the restrictions will be reevaluated.

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