Sukh Sharma, November 23 (Canada) Ontario reported 1,589 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, a new single-day record of cases to date, bringing the provincial total to 105,501.
Monday’s case count marks the largest single-day increase in cases, ahead of 1,588 recorded on Saturday — the previous largest single-day high. On Sunday, 1,534 new cases were recorded. The record-breaking case count comes on the day that Toronto and Peel Region move into lockdown.
According to Monday’s provincial report, 535 cases were recorded in Peel Region, 336 in Toronto, 205 in York Region, 83 in Waterloo and 61 in Hamilton.
All other public health units in Ontario reported under 60 new cases. The death toll in the province has risen to 3,505 as 19 more deaths were reported.
Ontario has 507 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 (up by by 23 from the previous day), with 156 patients in an intensive care unit (up by nine) and 92 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by three). Hospitalizations have overall steadily increased over the past several weeks.
More than 37,400 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. The government has previously said it hoped to increase testing capacity to 68,000 per day by mid-November.
There is currently a backlog of 18,394 tests that need results. A total of 5,957,723 tests have been completed since the pandemic began. Meanwhile, 88,902 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 84 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,484 from the previous day.