Ontario reports 2,357 new cases of COVID-19 and 27 new deaths


Ontario is reporting 2,357 new cases of COVID-19 today, the fifth consecutive day with more than 2,000 daily new infections.

The province also recorded 27 new deaths related to the novel coronavirus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 665 new cases in Toronto, 448 in Peel Region, 174 in York Region, 170 in Windsor-Essex.

She says 67,200 tests have been completed since the last daily report.

The provincial government announced Friday that it will keep Toronto and Peel Region under lockdown, beyond the restrictions’ original expiry date next week.

Hamilton will join those regions in the lockdown stage of the province’s pandemic plan on Monday.

Premier Doug Ford said his government will also unveil new measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 on Monday after emergency talks slated for this weekend.