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Ontario reporting drop in COVID-19 cases day after new record high

Last Updated Oct 26, 2020 at 11:10 am PST

Ontario is reporting 851 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, and six deaths.

This comes after the province hit a new record-high of daily cases with 1,042 on Sunday, defeating another all time high for the province on Saturday, with 978.

While Monday’s case count is down 18.3 per cent compared to Saturday, nearly 28,700 tests were completed — almost 10,000 less tests than the day before.

The regions seeing modified Stage 2 restrictions are still housing majority of the cases.

Toronto is home to 281 new cases, followed by Peel with 215, 90 in York, and 76 in Ottawa.

Halton is seeing a few cases less than the day before with 27, and Durham had a dip in cases compared to Sunday with 23 cases.

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The Ford government said after it monitors the cases from over the weekend, it would make a decision around bringing those two regions into a modified Stage 2 as well, however, 680 NEWS has learned that announcement is not happening on Monday, as originally planned.

Ontario schools are seeing another 72 new cases of the virus, with more than half those cases linked to students.

You can find which schools are reporting cases on the province’s website, when it is updated daily at 10:30 a.m.

Ontario’s Summary of cases in schools on Monday, October 26.

 

There are 679 more resolved cases in the province, a drop of 7.7 seven per cent compared to Sunday, bringing the confirmed case number to 71,224 in the province