Ontario reports 365 new cases of COVID-19

The province completed over 40,000 tests, breaking a provincial record for the second day in a row


Ontario reported 365 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday after completing a new provincial record of 40,127 tests.

Today’s number marks a decrease from Saturday’s 407 cases, which prompted the Ford government to rollback social gathering restrictions province-wide.

“Locally, Toronto is reporting 113 new cases, with 108 in Peel and 38 in York,” health minister Christine Elliott wrote on Twitter. 

Peel and York Region both saw a slight daily increase in cases, but Toronto’s cases are down from 129 on Saturday.

Ottawa reported just 14 new cases on Sunday, after detecting 55 on Saturday.

Elliott also said that 69 per cent of new cases are in people under the age of 40.

In response to surging COVID-19 cases over the past week, the province announced Saturday that social gathering restrictions would be limited to 25 people outdoors and 10 indoors across all of Ontario.

Previously, the restrictions were only limited to Toronto, Peel and Ottawa, along with steep new fines for organizers caught breaking gathering rules.

There are 63 people hospitalized, down one from Saturday, and 23 in the ICU, up three from Saturday.

There have now been 46,849 cases in Ontario, with 40,968 cases resolved—up 191 from yesterday.

One additional death was reported, bringing the total count of provincial deaths to 2,827. 

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on September 20

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

Toronto = 113

Peel Region = 108

York Region = 38

Halton Region = 24

Region of Waterloo = 20

Durham Region = 19

Ottawa = 14

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