Ontario reviews record-high 1,589 new COVID-19 cases as Toronto, Peel lock down

Ontario reported 1,589 extra cases of COVID-19 on Monday, one other single-day document as Toronto and Peel Region transfer right into a second lockdown.

The new cases embody 336 in Toronto, 535 in Peel and 205 in York Region. They drive the seven-day common as much as 1,423 after six consecutive days of will increase.

Other public health items that noticed double-digit will increase in immediately’s replace have been:

  • Waterloo Region: 83
  • Hamilton: 61
  • Windsor: 56
  • Halton Region: 53
  • Durham Region: 41
  • Ottawa: 40
  • Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph: 30
  • Simcoe Muskoka: 25
  • Niagara Region: 24
  • Brant County: 16
  • Thunder Bay: 16
  • Middlesex-London: 13

[Note: All of the figures used in this story are found in the Ministry of Health’s daily update, which includes data from up until 4 p.m. the previous day. The number of cases for any particular region on a given day may differ from what is reported by the local public health unit, which often avoid lag times in the provincial system.]

The province additionally reported 19 extra deaths of people with the sickness, pushing the official loss of life toll to three,505. So far this month, 360 people with COVID-19 have died in Ontario. 

Meanwhile, Toronto and Peel Region have entered probably the most restrictive tier of Ontario’s pandemic safety plan.

It means that for at the very least the subsequent 28 days, non-essential retailers can solely provide curbside pickup, while eating places are closed to all however takeout and supply orders.

Personal providers have additionally been pressured to shut, however schools and child-care centres stay open.

Premier Doug Ford introduced the transfer on Friday, however it did not come into impact till 12:01 a.m. immediately.

That gave residents of Toronto and Peel the possibility to top off over the weekend, and plenty of did — flooding native malls, at the same time as these amenities prolonged hours in an effort to stop too many people from coming without delay.

While Toronto and Peel face the strictest measures, other areas of the province are additionally seeing guidelines tighten.

Durham Region and Waterloo joined York Region within the pink classification immediately. The guidelines restrict eating places, gyms and meals courts to 10 indoor patrons with social distancing, with even tighter restrictions on personal gatherings.

The areas round Huron, Perth, Simcoe, Muskoka, and Windsor-Essex have moved to the orange classification, which caps gatherings at staffed companies to 50 people indoors, or 4 per desk at eating places.

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