Ontario reports record high in new COVID-19 cases with 3,945, logs 61 new deaths


TORONTO — Ontario’s COVID-19 case totals continue to surge as the province set yet another single-day high for new diagnoses.

The province is reporting 3,945 new infections over the past 24 hours, along with 61 more deaths linked to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 1,160 new cases of the coronavirus in Toronto, 641 in Peel Region, and 357 in York Region.

She says there are 223 more cases in Windsor-Essex County and 220 in Waterloo.

A total of 4,983 people have died from COVID-19 in Ontario and 215,782 have tested positive for the virus over the course of the pandemic.

Ontario is reporting 2,496 COVID-19 cases have been classified as resolved since Saturday.

Hospitalizations in the province rose by 26 for a total of 1,483.

Data shows 388 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care units across the province, while the number of patients on ventilators stands at 266.

More than 62,300 tests have been completed since the last provincial update on Saturday.


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