Ontario reports 1,708 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths

Peel Region records 503 new cases and Toronto confirms 463 as testing hits record levels again


Ontario reported 1,708 new cases of COVID-19 on November 29, marking the third consecutive day the province has hit well above 1,500 new daily cases.

The province saw 1,822 new cases on Saturday, a record high of 1,855 on Friday and 1,478 on Thursday.

“Locally, there are 503 new cases in Peel, 463 in Toronto and 185 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

Ontario completed 53,959 tests in the past 24 hours, the third consecutive day the province has surpassed the 50,000 target for daily tests. The province’s positivity rate is at 3.2 per cent.

There are currently 13,779 active cases in the province along with 586 hospitalizations. Both intensive care patients and patients on ventilators were not recorded for November 29.

The province’s seven-day rolling average is up to 1,548, while the reproduction number is below one at 0.98. The R number represents the average number of people one infected person will infect. When the R number is below one, it means the epidemic will slowly die out.

Another 24 people have died since yesterday, including seven deaths among long-term care residents. There are currently 109 homes in outbreak, an increase of four from the day before.

To date, there have been 114,746 total cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, including 97,319 resolved – up 1,443 from yesterday.

The virus has killed 3,648 people in Ontario in total.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on November 29

The following regions reported five or more cases of COVID-19:

Peel = 503

Toronto = 463

York Region = 185

Ottawa = 79

Durham Region = 73

Region of Waterloo = 63

City of Hamilton = 60

Windsor-Essex County = 37

Halton Region = 31

Simcoe Muskoka = 30

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 30

Niagara Region = 28

Middlesex-London = 20

Thunder Bay District = 19

Southwestern = 17

Brant County = 10

Eastern Ontario = 10

Huron Perth = 9

Hastings Prince Edward = 5

Chatham-Kent = 5

Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox &
Addington = 5

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge
District = 5

Peterborough = 5

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