Ontario COVID cases continue concerning rise, with 642 new cases Thursday

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Ontario is reporting its highest daily COVID-19 case count in over a month, with 642 new cases reported on Thursday.

The last time it was higher was on October 9 when 654 new cases were confirmed.

Four more deaths have been attributed to the virus, bringing the death toll in Ontario to 9,920.

Thursday’s spike in cases sees the seven-day rolling average rise to 532.

On Wednesday the province addressed the rising cases by announcing it was halting its plans to lift capacity limits in certain high-risk settings.

The province intended on removing a cap on the number of people permitted in nightclubs, strip clubs, sex clubs and bathhouses next Monday, on November 15.

But Chief medical officer of health, Dr. Kieran Moore, said that move will be delayed for at least 28 days as he monitors the COVID-19 case load.

–with files from toronto.citynews.ca

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