Cases in Mississauga and Brampton push Peel Region COVID number to record high


Published April 9, 2021 at 3:03 pm


Fuelled by surging cases in Brampton and Mississauga, Peel Region has recorded its highest daily total of COVID-19 cases.

Data just released by the Ministry of Health shows 762 new cases in Peel today which have contributed to 4,227 new cases across the province, the second highest total ever recorded in Ontario.

Today is the first time since January that numbers have soared above the 4,000 level.

Health experts say the COVID variants are behind the increase which has prompted the province-wide stay-at-home order.

In other areas today, Toronto is reporting 1,663 new cases, 174 in Halton Region, 83 in Hamilton, 532 cases in York Region and 247 in Durham.

In the past 24-hours, 18 people have died in the province due to COVID-19.



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