Ontario reports 375 new COVID-19 cases over past two days

The province's daily case counts continue to rise with most new infections in Toronto, Peel and Ottawa


Ontario reported 375 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 48 hours, continuing the upward trend in new infections.

Provincial public health officials took a break from reporting case growth on Labour Day. On September 8, Ontario confirmed 190 and 185 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

Those are the highest daily case counts in the province since July 24.

Twenty-eight public health units reported five or fewer cases and 18 reported no new cases, Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

“Combined, the province processed nearly 45,000 tests over the past two days,” she added.

Toronto reported the most new cases with 108 over the past two days. Peel Region confirmed 99, Ottawa reported 62 and York Region had 36.

Ontario has reported more than 100 new infections for 13 straight days.

The total number of cases in Ontario is now 43,536, including 39,196 recoveries and 2,813 deaths.

There were no new deaths over the past two days.

Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases on September 8

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

Toronto = 48

Peel Region = 42

Ottawa = 37

York Region = 19

Region of Waterloo = 6

Durham Region = 5

Windsor-Essex = 5

City of Hamilton = 5

Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases on September 7

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

Toronto = 60

Peel Region = 57

Ottawa = 25

York Region = 17

City of Hamilton = 5

Halton Region = 5

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