Ontario reports 1,050 new COVID-19 cases and 14 new deaths related to virus


Ontario is reporting 1,050 new cases of COVID-19 today and 14 additional deaths related to the novel coronavirus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 408 of the new cases are in Toronto, 212 are in Peel Region, 86 in Halton Region, 76 in York Region and 57 in Durham Region.

Toronto, Peel Region and York Region are all considered hot spots for the virus and have been under additional restrictions since last month, as is Ottawa.

The stricter measures are set to expire at the end of this week for Toronto, Peel and Ottawa, and the province is looking into establishing a framework to allow businesses that were shuttered to reopen.

Ontario says it completed nearly 25,300 tests since its last daily report.

The latest figures bring the total number of cases in the province to 78,705, which includes 3,166 deaths and 67,244 cases considered resolved.