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Ontario sees 746 COVID-19 cases today, 807 on Thanksgiving holiday

Last Updated Oct 13, 2020 at 10:59 am EDT

Ontario is reporting 746 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and another 807 cases from the Thanksgiving holiday Monday.

In a tweet, Minister of Health Christine Elliott said the most new cases are in Toronto (311) followed by Peel (135) and Ottawa (116).

Over the previous two days, 1,292 more cases were resolved and the province says it conducted over 67,700 tests.

Nine more people have died, bringing the total death count to 3,017 — 1,968 of which were long-term residents.

Fifty-three people are currently being treated for COVID-19 in Intensive Care Units, with 30 on ventilators.

On Friday, Ontario announced new restrictions for virus hotspots Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa, banning indoor dining at restaurants and bars while ordering gyms, movie theatres and casinos to close.

The measures stay will be in place for at least 28 days and went into effect on Saturday.

“All trends are going in the wrong direction,” Premier Doug Ford said when announcing the new measures. “Left unchecked, we risk worse case scenarios … ”

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