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Ontario's COVID-19 case numbers are skyrocketing, and this Toronto neighbourhood is bringing in the highest rates for recent cases in the city.

The Waterfront communities and the Island have the highest case rate in the city with 581 recent COVID-19 cases, from December 2 to December 22, according to the City of Toronto.

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The Windsor Regional Hospital in Ontario opened an additional COVID-19 assessment centre for children on August 31.

The Paediatric Urgent Medical Assessment (PUMA) opened amid an increase in the need for pediatric testing, the chief nursing executive at Windsor Hospital, Karen Riddell, told Narcity.

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The reality of Ontario's third wave is well-known within the province, but the situation really stands out against the rest of Canada.

As of Saturday, April 17, Ontario had more than double the number of cases than anywhere else in the country, with officials recording 40,694 active cases of COVID-19.

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In response to the “rapidly rising” number of cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, Justin Trudeau reached out to provincial leaders from across the country.

In a tweet on Saturday, April 17, the PM revealed he’d spoken with three Atlantic premiers about how they could help Ontarians “get through this third wave.”

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On Friday, Ontario's updated COVID-19 modelling data was presented, painting a severe picture within the province.

According to data provided by Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, co-chair of Ontario's COVID-19 science advisory table, in order to avoid cases surging above at least 15,000 daily, Ontario's stay-at-home order needs to be extended to six weeks rather than the current four.

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