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Peel surpasses Toronto in daily COVID-19 cases as province reports another record high

Last Updated Nov 11, 2020 at 2:02 pm EST

An employee prepares a COVID-19 sample for testing at a LifeLabs facility in Toronto on May 5, 2020. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Ontario is reporting a new daily record-high of 1,426 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, eclipsing Tuesday’s 1,328 cases.

The most new cases are in Peel Region (468), followed by Toronto (384), and York Region (180).

It’s the sixth straight day that cases have soared above 1,000 in the province as a second wave of novel coronavirus continues to build momentum.

Fifteen more people have died, bringing the death toll to 3,275.

Over 36,700 tests were completed in the previous day — still shy of the province’s goal of 50,000 daily tests. The positivity rate of tests for the province was 3.9 per cent.

Of the 88,209 cases reported in Ontario, 74,303 or 84.2 per cent are considered resolved.

There were 198 new COVID-19 cases reported in schools in Ontario, bringing the total to 3,063 since the beginning of the school year. Of those, 1,033 have been reported in the last two weeks.

On Tuesday, Toronto announced that it would enter the province’s COVID-19 red-level — with added restrictions implemented that would see a ban on indoor dining extended another 28 days starting Saturday.

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