Ontario confirms 1,588 new COVID cases, new daily record for province

Modesto Morganelli
Novembre 25, 2020

For the second straight day Ontario reported more than 1,500 new cases of COVID-19.

Across the river in western Quebec, health officials reported one new death Sunday and confirmed 47 new cases. Previously, the highest number of daily cases reported was 1,581 on November 14. A majority of the new deaths were from people 80-years and older and half were in long-term care settings.

There were 1,363 new recoveries noted in today's update. There are 87 COVID-19 patients on ventilators in Ontario, which is down by five patients since yesterday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 522 new cases in Peel Region, 450 in Toronto and 153 in York Region, with almost 46,700 tests completed. Both those regions are entering lockdown under provincial orders which kick-in on Monday at 12:01 a.m.

Centretown residents will be able to walk in for a COVID-19 test or assessment at a new COVID-19 assessment centre in downtown Ottawa next week. There were 140 COVID-related deaths confirmed this week, which is up from 112 last week.

The test positivity rate reported by the province today, which factors in duplicates and errors, is 3.8 per cent.

The latest figures bring the total of COVID-19 cases in Ontario to 102,378, with 3,472 deaths, and 86,079 cases resolved. "There are 1,363 more resolved cases and almost 46,700 tests completed".

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