Ontario is reporting yet another single-day record for new COVID-19 cases today, recording 1,581 new diagnoses and 20 new deaths due to the virus.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 497 cases in Peel Region, 456 in Toronto, 130 in York Region and 77 in Ottawa.
The province says it has conducted 44,837 tests since the last daily report.
In total, 502 people are hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19, including 107 in intensive care.
The province says 66 people are on ventilators in hospital.
The latest figures bring the total of COVID-19 cases in Ontario to 92,761, with 3,332 deaths, and 77,241 cases resolved.
Meanwhile, Toronto moves in to the “red zone” of Ontario’s COVID-19 restrictions today, though the city has implemented its own set of stricter rules in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.
The change comes a day after Premier Doug Ford lowered the threshold for partial shutdowns in the government’s colour-coded system for pandemic rules.