It’s been another record-breaking day. Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases just exceeded 1,000 in 24 hours — breaking the previous record set just one day earlier.
On October 25, Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott revealed the province’s latest COVID-19 figures.
The region reported more than 1,000 new cases on Sunday, smashing Saturday’s record of 978.
New cases of COVID-19 in Ontario
According to Elliott, nearly 38,800 tests were completed.
This is the first time Ontario has reported 1,000 cases or more since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Of the new cases, 309 were reported in Toronto, while 289 were in Peel and 117 were in York. Ottawa and Durham confirmed 80 and 52 cases respectively.
It’s not the only record broken by the province this week, either.
Ontario’s seven-day average now sits at 857, the highest it’s been since records began.
It’s part of a wider trend that’s been spotted across the country. In the same week, Canada also reached an all-time-high, reporting over 2,600 new cases in one day.
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