Ontario sets new record with more than 2,440 new COVID-19 cases reported

Elisabetta Bianchini
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COVID-19 in Canada
COVID-19 in Canada

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Ontario reported a record 2,447 news cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, including 646 new cases in Toronto, 502 in Peel, 263 in York Region and 173 in Windsor-Essex County.

The province also confirmed 49 more deaths in the province, bringing the total to 4,278.

There were 64,592 tests completed in the last day, with 75,250 tests currently under investigation.

In Ontario hospitals, there are 967 COVID-19 patients, including 277 in ICUs.

For ten days, Ontario’s daily COVID-19 case count has been above 2,100. The seven-day average is now 2,306.

In two days, whole province will go into a lockdown, starting on Boxing Day. The upcoming restrictions including restricting gathering to members of the same household, prohibiting in-store shopping at non-essential businesses and the closure of restaurant operations.

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