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York Region sees spike as Ontario reports over 700 new COVID-19 cases

Last Updated Oct 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT

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.

RELATED: Ontario government hints additional regions could return to Stage 2

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.

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