York Region reported a noticeable jump in COVID-19 cases on Thursday – one day after Ontario health officials suggested other areas could revert to Stage 2 restrictions.
As a whole, the province is reporting 783 new COVID-19 cases, and five new deaths.
Toronto is still the leading hotspot with 239 new cases, followed by the Peel Region with 136 cases, and 89 cases in Ottawa.
The biggest spike comes out of York Region, with health officials from that district reporting 127 new COVID-19 cases; a substantial increase from 79 the day prior.
Thursday’s resolved cases is at 779, a slight decrease of .5 per cent. compared to the day before.
On Wednesday, the province reported 721 new cases of the virus, and no deaths. That day, the number of resolved cases outweighed the number of new, with 783.
There is a total of 62,196 confirmed cases in the province.
In the past two weeks, there have been more than 2500 new cases of COVID-19 across the country, with Ontario and Quebec leading in numbers.
on Wednesday, the province announced that it’s hiring 600 new contact tracers and case managers to help track, trace and isolate new cases.
Ontario is reporting 783 cases of #COVID19 as nearly 40,000 tests were completed. Locally, there are 239 new cases in Toronto, 136 new cases in Peel, 127 in York Region and 89 in Ottawa. There are 779 more resolved cases.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) October 15, 2020