Ontario hits record daily high of new COVID-19 cases with 2,447 infections

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TORONTO — Ontario is reporting a record high of 2,447 new COVID-19 cases today.

The province’s previous daily high was 2,432 infections reported on Dec. 17.

The province is also reporting 49 more deaths linked to the virus today.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 646 new cases in Toronto, 502 in Peel Region, 263 in York Region and 173 in Windsor-Essex County.

Elliott says nearly 64,600 tests were completed since the last daily update.

The province will not release new COVID-19 data tomorrow, Monday or on Jan. 1.

The health ministry says two reports will be posted on the next days after those dates.