A resurgence of the novel coronavirus is sweeping through the province. Ontario's new COVID-19 cases hit nearly 480 on Tuesday, for the first time since early May.
Health Minister Christine Elliott reported 478 new cases of the disease in Ontario.
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New cases of COVID-19 in Ontario on Tuesday
Of these, 153 are in Toronto, 95 are in Peel, and 90 are in Ottawa — the three regions that just had their gathering limits drastically reduced.
Elliott notes that 68% of the new infections are among people under the age of 40.
It is the first time since May 2 that the daily case count has been this high.