Ontario reports record number of new coronavirus cases

Ontario reported 978 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 69,331.

It’s the highest single-day increase in cases to date, surpassing the Oct. 9 report of 939.

“Locally, there are 348 new cases in Toronto, 170 in Peel, 141 in York Region, 89 in Ottawa and 51 in Durham,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

“There are 625 more resolved cases.”

Elliott said the province completed nearly 44,200 additional tests.

Six new deaths were also reported, bringing the provincial death toll to 3,086.

More to come.

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