Wednesday, 28 October, 2020

Ontario reporting over 800 new coronavirus cases with majority in Toronto

York Region pushed back to phase two lockdown Stage 2 Closures Will Officially Take Effect In York Region Starting Monday
Gustavo Carr | 18 October, 2020, 11:09

Vera Etches told Council that Ottawa had the highest rate of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Ontario.

The province's pandemic death toll climbed by 14 to 6,032, according to the Health Ministry.

Ten more people have been hospitalized, for a total of 517 patients.

Ontario's number of new COVID-19 cases continues to climb a week after the Thanksgiving long weekend - Ottawa, however, is seeing a bit of a dip.

The provincial government has added 100 new contact tracers to bolster their COVID-19 response and plans to hire 500 more by the middle of November.

There are now 278 people in hospital, 72 of which are in the ICU with 42 on a ventilator.

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Durham Region reported 30 new cases, Halton Region reported 25 new cases, and Waterloo reported 19 new cases.

York Region was just sent back to stage 2 as well.

Quebec says there were six new deaths in the province in the last 24 hours, with eight more that occurred between October 10 and 15 and one that occurred on an unknown date, for a total of 15 new COVID-19 deaths in Quebec. Indoor dining, gyms, casinos and cinemas have all been ordered to close in these areas for at least 28 days.

Critical care admissions to hospitals were on the rise, and he wanted to protect long-term care homes, hospitals and schools.

Ford and Health Minister Chrstine Elliott both say the partial lockdown is necessary to prevent a much more severe second wave scenario - and potentially a more restrictive lockdown - in the future.

The province has now processed 4,617,563 tests since March.