New coronavirus cases in Ontario approach 850 with 335 reported in Toronto


The Ontario government confirmed 841 new cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday morning, an increase from the previous day.Nine additional deaths have been reported and there are 741 other resolved cases.

Cases were recently high with 790 on Wednesday, 821 on Tuesday, 704 on Monday, 658 on Sunday, 805 on Saturday and 712 on Friday.As of Friday, October 9, was 939 – the highest number yet in the pandemic.

Of the new cases announced, 335 were in Toronto, 162 in Peel, 106 in York Region and 72 in Ottawa.

All four regions have been declared hotspots and are in a modified Phase 2, meaning all indoor restaurants, gyms and cinemas are closed for at least 28 days.

Health Minister Christine Elliott has confirmed that nearly 38,900 tests have been performed. The province said its goal was to reach 50,000 by mid-October.

To date, there have been a total of 67,527 cases with 58,066 cured and 3,071 deaths reported.


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