COVID-19 Ontario: Province Reports Another Record Increase in COVID-19 Cases

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TORONTO – Ontario has broken another record for the most new COVID-19 cases reported in a single day. Health officials confirmed 732 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 52,980.

The previous one-day high was reported on Monday when 700 cases were recorded.

Ontario also recorded three new deaths related to COVID-19 on Friday. The province also added 74 more deaths, which Health Minister Christine Elliott said is due to a number of deaths in the spring and summer that went unreported.

There are 323 new cases in Toronto, 141 in Ottawa and 111 in Peel Region.

Fifty-eight of Friday’s cases involve people under the age of 40. There are 428 other resolved cases.

Meanwhile, the Ontario government is actively considering new regional restrictions and province-wide measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 that would affect restaurants, bars, banquet halls and gyms, learned CTV News Toronto.

CTV News Toronto has learned that Premier Doug Ford’s office is also reviewing a mandatory masking policy that would make it a province-wide requirement to wear a face shield in workspaces or indoors where the distance physical cannot be maintained.

The final decision is expected to be made at the Cabinet meeting this morning.

Ford is expected to speak at 1 p.m. today, which CTVNewsToronto.ca will broadcast live.

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