Ontario reports 939 new cases of COVID-19 in largest one-day jump on record
With 939 new infections confirmed overnight, Ontario is marking its greatest daily increase in cases of COVID-19 today since the pandemic first hit in January.
With 57,681 cases in total, this represents an overall increase rate of 1.7 per cent — or a 17.8 per cent rise over yesterday's record one-day count of 797.
We'll know later today if the province intends to do anything about it, in terms of putting further restrictions on public life and business operations.
#COVID19 in #Ontario [Oct 9]:— Dr. Jennifer Kwan (@jkwan_md) October 9, 2020
57681 known cases* (939 new cases)
2997 total deaths (5 new deaths)
49032 resolved (724 new resolved)
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Premier Doug Ford has reportedly called an emergency cabinet meeting for 11 a.m. this morning, during which the government will decide upon which recommendations from public health officials to follow through with.
Measures being considered, according to CBC News and Global, include the closures of cinemas, casinos, gyms, conference centres and indoor dining areas.
It's also possible that we'll see a return to Stage 2 restrictions for areas in which case numbers are especially high, particularly Toronto, Peel and Ottawa.
Of today's 939 new cases of COVID-19, Toronto accounted for 336 of them. Peel reported 150 new cases and Ottawa reported 126.
Five new deaths were reported Friday morning, along with 742 recoveries.
Ontario is reporting 939 cases of #COVID19 as over 44,900 tests were completed. Locally, there are 336 new cases in Toronto, 150 in Peel and 126 in Ottawa. There are 724 more resolved cases.— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) October 9, 2020
A total of 49,032 cases are now considered by Ontario's Ministry of Health to be resolved, making for an overall recovery rate of 85 per cent. The mortality rate for COVID-19 in Ontario is currently sitting at 5.2 per cent of all patients.
The province is expected to finalize any decisions about emergency closures or additional restrictions this morning ahead of Ford's daily pandemic press conference.
We'll learn more about what the fast-swelling second wave will look like moving forward when the premier speaks at 1 p.m.
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