Coronavirus: latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on September 27


Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Sunday:

Ontario reports nearly 500 cases

Ontario reported 491 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 49,831.

This is the largest increase in the number of cases in a day since May 2, when 511 cases were reported.

“Locally, there are 137 new cases in Toronto, including 131 in Peel, 58 in Ottawa and 58 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

“Sixty-three percent of current cases involve people under the age of 40.”

Elliott said more than 42,500 additional tests have been carried out, which is among the all-time records.

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About 600 people possibly exposed at the Toronto bar

The Toronto Public Health Department said around 600 people may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus after three staff at a bar tested positive.

Officials said the possible exhibition period was September 13-22 at the Regulars Bar on King Street near Bathurst Street.

All known close contacts of those who tested positive have been contacted, officials said. Anyone not contacted is considered low risk.

People who frequented the bar are advised to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days since their last visit and, if symptoms develop, self-isolate and get tested.

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Toronto restaurant closed after employee tested positive

Reyna on King, a restaurant near Parliament and King streets, is temporarily closed after an employee tested positive.

In a social media post, the restaurant said the employee last worked midweek.

The neighboring Reyna bazaar is also closed for deep cleaning while employees are tested, according to the post.

“Unfortunately, we had to cancel all reservations for the next few days and will reopen as soon as we get the green light that our team has a clean checkup and is safe to reopen,” the restaurant said. .

“We are confident this is a one-time incident as no one else on the team was showing symptoms and our health and safety procedures are very strict.”

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