Cases were high recently with 783 on Thursday, 721 on Wednesday, 746 on Tuesday, 807 on Monday, 649 on Sunday, 809 on Saturday and 939 on last Friday – the highest number so far in the pandemic.
Of the newly announced cases, 374 were in Toronto, 107 in Peel and 93 in York Region.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said more than 44,700 tests have been performed.
On Friday, she said the province wanted to reach 50,000 tests per day by mid-October.
Ontario reports 805 cases of # COVID-19[FEMALE[FEMININE more than 44,700 tests have been carried out. Locally, there are 374 new cases in Toronto, 107 in Peel, 93 in York Region and 70 in Ottawa. There are 682 other resolved cases.
– Christine Elliott (@celliottability) October 17, 2020
Ontario health officials predict the province could see 1,000 cases a day by mid-October.
Premier Doug Ford on Friday announced York Region will join Toronto, Peel and Ottawa to return to a modified Stage 2, which includes closing indoor restaurants, gyms and movie theaters for at least 28 days.
There are a total of 63,713 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date, according to the province.