Coronavirus: latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on November 6


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

Peel Region will move to Red Zone while Toronto will remain in Modified Stage 2

Peel Region will be under the highest COVID-19 alert level, unless a lockdown, as Ontario moves to a multi-tier, color-coded system to manage pandemic measures.

The provincial government released a list on Friday classifying each public health unit under the new system of red, orange, yellow and green risk levels – a change that will take effect at midnight.

Another of the hot spots, Toronto, will remain under a modified Stage 2 – the restriction classification system previously used by the government – for a week.

The red category regions will have, among other things, indoor restaurants limited to 10 people and gymnasiums limited to 10 people indoors.

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Decision to relax some restrictions in “reckless” Peel region: OHA

The head of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) criticizes the provincial government’s decision to ease some restrictions in the region of Peel.

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Anthony Dale released a statement shortly after the government’s announcement.

“Given the strong evidence of the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the region, including 280 new cases today, the decision to reopen is unwise and must be overturned immediately given the risks it poses to area hospitals, in particular William Osler Health System. Dale said.

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State of Business in the Greater Toronto Area

Ontario reported a total of 1,003 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

From these:

  • 300 were registered in Toronto
  • 280 were registered in Peel region
  • 125 were registered in York Region
  • 41 were recorded in Halton Region
  • 24 were registered in Durham Region

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Ontario reports 1,003 COVID-19 cases on Friday

Ontario reported 1,003 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 81,693.

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The death toll in the province rose to 3,209 as an additional 14 deaths were reported.

Almost 41,300 tests have been processed in the past 24 hours. The resolved cases increased by 949 from the previous day.

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Ontario Long-Term Care Homes

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, 1,986 deaths have been reported among residents and patients of long-term care homes across Ontario, representing an increase of 10 deaths.

There are currently 86 outbreaks in homes, a decrease from three.

Ontario Child Care Centers and Schools

Government figures show there have been a total of 2,628 school-related COVID-19 cases in Ontario – 1,484 among students and 328 among staff (816 people have not been identified). This is an increase of 85 more cases from the previous day.

There have been a total of 496 confirmed cases in daycares and homes – an increase of eight (three new cases of children and five new staff cases).

– With files from the Canadian Press

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