Coronavirus: latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on November 29

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

29 accused after 60 people attended party in Mississauga: police

Peel Regional Police said 29 people were charged after officers dispersed a house party attended by about 60 people in Mississauga early Sunday.

A police spokesperson said they were called to a house in the Ninth Line and Deepwood Heights area at 12:15 p.m. on reports of a large rally.

At around 12:30 p.m., police and status officers arrived and many people fled, the spokesperson said, adding that 29 were unable to leave.

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29 accused after sixty people attended Mississauga house party: police

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11 cases linked to a group playing football at the Vaughan sports center

York Region Public Health said 11 cases of the coronavirus have been linked to a group of people playing football at a sports facility in Vaughan.

In a public notice, health officials said a group of 20 to 25 people played football at the TRIO Sportsplex and Event Center in Vaughan on November 11 and 15.

“While the group wore masks during the game, the masks were not worn in the changing rooms,” said the notice.

Health officials said they were first notified of a case on Friday and have since identified 11 cases associated with the cluster. Those who were there are considered to be at high risk and it is advisable to self-isolate until November 30.

York Region entered the red zone of the province’s coronavirus framework on November 16, which includes limiting team sports to training only.








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York Region health officials conduct more than 600 inspections and lay 16 charges

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York Region health officials carried out more than 600 inspections at businesses between Friday and Saturday afternoon and laid 16 charges.

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In a press release on Saturday, officials said that while “most businesses and customers” in York adhere to COVID-19 protocols, some charges remain.

Among the companies charged were Vaughan Mills Mall, Costco, Lowe’s and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

Officials said 198 “compliance education activities” had also been carried out.

Cannabis retailers ask Ontario to allow reopening in lockdown zones

They are considered essential, but you won’t find anyone in Toronto and Peel Region pottery stores.

The cannabis industry is reaching out to the province to ask elected officials to reconsider closing shop windows. Only curbside pickup and delivery is available during the 28-day lockout period, unlike the LCBO, which is also considered essential when a customer can walk into a retail store.

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State of Business in the Greater Toronto Area

Ontario reported a total of 1,708 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday.

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From these:

  • 463 were in Toronto
  • 503 were in Peel region
  • 185 were in York Region
  • 73 were in Durham region
  • 31 were in Halton region

Ontario Reports 1,708 New Cases, 24 Deaths

Ontario reported 1,708 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 114,746.

This is the third largest one-day increase in cases to date in Ontario, behind Friday’s total of 1,855 and 1,822 on Saturday.

Twenty-four other deaths were also announced on Sunday, bringing the death toll in the province to 3,648.

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Ontario Reports 1,708 New Coronavirus Cases, 24 Deaths

Ministry of Long-Term Care reports 4 more deaths

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, 2,214 deaths have been reported among residents and patients of long-term care homes in Ontario, an increase of four.

There are currently 109 outbreaks in long-term care homes, which is also an increase of four.

– With files from Morganne Campbell

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