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Ontario reports record high of 1,859 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario is reporting a record high of 1,859 new COVID-19 cases today, along with 20 new deaths linked to the virus. The total breaks the previous record of 1,855 reached last month.
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Ontario is reporting a record high of 1,859 new COVID-19 cases today, along with 20 new deaths linked to the virus.

The total breaks the previous record of 1,855 reached last month.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says Toronto remains the provincial hotspot with 504 new cases while 463 are in Peel and 198 in York Region.

There are 1,624 more resolved cases, while the number of active cases sits at 15,212.

The number of patients in the province's hospitals stands at 709, with 202 in intensive care.

Elliott says the province has "reached a critical point" in the spread of the virus and is once again urging residents to wear masks and follow public health advice.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 5, 2020.

The Canadian Press