covid ontario

Ontario reports COVID-19 spike with more than 200 new cases

For the first time in quite a while, Ontario is reporting more than 200 new cases of COVID-19. 

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 203 new cases of the virus since yesterday, marking a 0.5 per cent increase in terms of total cases and a 50.4 per cent increase in the number of new cases compared to yesterday. 

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, the spike is the result of several localized increases including 43 new cases in Ottawa, 57 in Peel and 24 in Windsor-Essex. There are also 30 new cases in Toronto. 

"Looking at the age of today's new cases, 116 of them or 57% are 39 years old or younger," Elliott tweeted Tuesday of the new numbers

Public health units across Ontario have also sadly reported one new death, as well as 92 more resolved cases. As a result, a total of 1,584 active cases remain in the province.

Yesterday, the province administered 22,974 COVID-19 tests, while another 11,842 are still under investigation. 

The spike comes as more of the province is set to enter Stage 3 of reopening this Friday, with only Toronto, Peel and Windsor-Essex to stay behind in Stage 2. 

"While one day of data, today's increase is concerning," wrote Elliott on Twitter this morning. 

"Ontarians of all ages need to continue to adhere to public health guidelines: maintain only one social circle of 10 people, physically distance with anyone outside of it and wear a face covering when doing so is a challenge."

Lead photo by

Senado Federal


Latest Videos



Latest Videos


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Toronto's most cursed intersection was just torn up yet again

Video shows man in Toronto brazenly smashing stranger's bike in fit of rage

Canadian-born family shares why they're moving to Malaysia

Dollarama put on blast after Ontario shopper says she was hassled for paying with coins

5 places to find cherry blossoms in Toronto beyond High Park

Toronto installs sign in High Park warning people to behave around cherry blossoms

Ontario reverses changes to Toronto's UP Express after outpouring of complaints

Neurotoxic carnivorous worms have invaded Ontario and could harm your pets