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Tougher restrictions in Ontario, Canada begins as region reports 1,746 cases of COVID-19, 622 in Toronto

  • 62 cases linked to outbreak at window manufacturer in Vaughan

Monday Nov. 30, 2020

Ontario reported 1,746 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 116,492.

Monday’s case count is a slight increase from Sunday which saw 1,708 new infections and marks the third largest increase in cases to date. On Saturday, 1,822 cases were recorded and 1,855 on Friday.

According to Monday’s provincial report, 622 cases were recorded in Toronto — the highest single-day increase, 390 in Peel Region, 217 in York Region, 108 in Durham Region and 74 in Waterloo Region.

All other public health units in Ontario reported under 70 new cases.

The death toll in the province has risen to 3,656 as eight more deaths were reported.

Ontario has 618 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 (up by 32 from the previous day), with 168 patients in an intensive care unit (up by 13 since Saturday) and 108 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by 9 since Saturday). Numbers for those in intensive care units were not reported by the province on Sunday.

More than 39,400 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. The government previously said it hoped to increase testing capacity to 68,000 per day by mid-November.

There is currently a backlog of 27,388 tests that need results. A total of 6,274,916 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, 98,639 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 85 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,320 from the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 14,197, up from the previous day at 13,779.

Other highlights include: 62 confirmed cases linked to outbreak at a window manufacturing and installation facility in Vaughan.

  • Tougher COVID-19 restrictions are taking effect today in five Ontario regions
  • Voluntary COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic staff and students uncovered 19 cases at Toronto’s Thorncliffe Park Public School
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