Ontario reports record 3,363 new COVID-19 cases, 95 more deaths since New Year’s Eve


Ontario is reporting an all-time high of 3,363 new COVID-19 cases today, as well as 2,476 cases from New Year’s Day.

Today’s case count is slightly up from Thursday’s total of 3,328 new diagnoses, the previous record for the province.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says today’s tally includes 713 new cases in Peel, 700 in Toronto, 395 in York Region, 226 in Windsor-Essex County and 171 in Hamilton.

The province says the case numbers may be an underestimate because of a  data issue from Toronto Public Health.

The province says 95 more people have died in the two days since its last report.

There are 1,003 hospitalizations in Ontario, with 322 patients in intensive care units, and 220 people on ventilators.