Ontario reporting new high of over 1000 new COVID-19 cases today

Cheryl Sanders
October 26, 2020

Health officials reported 851 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario on Monday, which is a single-day drop from the 1,042 infections confirmed on Sunday.

"There are 625 more resolved cases", Health Minister Christine Elliott says on Twitter.

Ontario has hit the highest seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.

A big spike in daily cases - with more than 1,000 reported for the first time since the pandemic started.

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There are now 86 long-term care facilities outbreaks with 381 active cases in residents and 295 in staff.

Two of those deaths were in the past 24 hours, while six were from last week and the two others were from an unknown date. "We wouldn't even expect to see a whiff of change until around this mark now", Bogoch said.

"Or will we see a continuing growth in the number of new cases per day?"

Most of the new diagnoses are in the four provincial hot spots of Ottawa, Toronto and neighbouring Peel and York Regions, where stricter public health measures have taken effect over the past two weeks. The businesses are calling on Quebec Premier Francois Legault to lift COVID-19 restrictions that were imposed on fitness facilities October 8.

Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people in Stage 2 regions, and gyms, casinos, cinemas and other venues in those areas must also be closed.

"Right now, doing the best thing to keep our family, friends and community safer means keeping safely apart", she said. In Quebec, 551 hospitalizations were recorded, of which 97 were in intensive care.

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