Ontario reports 1,859 new coronavirus cases setting single-day record

Ontario reported 1,859 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 125,385.

It marks the largest single-day increase in cases to date, ahead of 1,855 on Nov. 27.

“Locally, there are 504 new cases in Toronto, 463 in Peel and 198 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

“There are 1,624 more resolved cases.”

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Twenty new deaths were also reported on Saturday bringing the provincial death toll to 3,757.

Nearly 59,400 additional tests were completed in the last day which is a single-day record. Ontario has now completed a total of 6,522,055 tests, while 63,193 remain under investigation.

The newly reported numbers are valid as of Friday afternoon.

Hospitalizations top 700

There are 709 people hospitalized with the virus (up by 35), with 202 in intensive care (down by five) and 116 on ventilators (no change).

More to come.

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