Coronavirus: latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on October 25


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

State of affairs in Toronto

The Toronto Public Health Department is reporting a total of 26,586 coronavirus cases in the city, an increase of 346.

A total of 22,286 people have recovered, while the city has recorded a total of 1,350 deaths.

There are 123 people in Toronto who are hospitalized with the virus.

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L’Ontario signale plus de 1 000 cas pour la première fois

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Ontario reported 1,042 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 70,373.

This is the first time the province has reported more than 1,000 new cases in a single day. Sunday’s report also follows the record increase of 978 cases on Saturday.

The province performed 38,769 additional tests. Ontario has now completed a total of 4,908,771 tests; 23,601 remain under investigation.

Seven more deaths were also reported on Sunday, bringing the death toll in the province to 3,093.

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Spike could be the result of Thanksgiving gatherings: MOH

Sunday’s record spike of more than 1,000 coronavirus cases in Ontario could be the result of people gathering for Thanksgiving two weeks ago, a spokesperson for the Department of Health told Global News.

“While today’s data is concerning, the increase in the number of cases may be the result of Thanksgiving gatherings,” said Alexandra Hilkene.

“We continue to urge all Ontarians to do their part and not let our guard down by continuing to limit close contact and follow the public health measures we know work and keep us safe.

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The next few days will be crucial to fight against the 2nd wave: expert

Next week in Ontario’s battle against the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic will be crucial, an infectious disease specialist said on Sunday.

“While I don’t think it’s really appropriate to react to daily variation, the trend is always in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Isaac Bogoch, infectious disease specialist and researcher at Toronto General Hospital.

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More deaths reported by the Ministry of Long-Term Care

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, 1,919 deaths have been reported among residents and patients of Ontario long-term care homes, an increase of six from Friday. There are currently 82 outbreaks in long-term care homes, an increase of four.

There are 376 active cases among long-term care residents and 282 among staff.

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