Toronto COVID-19 cases top 500 for first time

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OTTAWA — Canada’s largest city is reporting a record number of COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row.

Toronto reports 520 new cases of COVID-19 today, after recording 482 new cases Monday.

Ontario also hit a new provincial record, with total cases climbing to 1,388, higher than the previous record of 1,328 cases which was recorded Sunday.

Toronto Mayor John Tory is considering new measures for his city to slow the rate of growth.

Ontario’s surging number of cases mimics what is happening in much of the rest of the country, with cases soaring and the number of people in hospital steadily climbing.

British Columbia reported nearly 1,000 cases Monday, after implementing tougher new restrictions in the Vancouver area over the weekend.