Ontario again sets a new record for daily COVID cases as Peel remains above 500


Published January 7, 2021 at 4:42 pm


Peel Region is reporting 568 new cases of COVID-19 today, part of another record breaking day for the virus in Ontario.

The provincial government says the healthcare system is dealing with 3,519 new cases of COVID-19 today (January 7), the most since the beginning of the pandemic.

While Peel’s numbers have appeared to be steady, the numbers have been slowly edging up but are still below Toronto which counts 891 new cases today.

Other areas with significant daily numbers include York Region with 457, 208 in Windsor-Essex, 175 in Waterloo and 174 in Durham Region.

As well, the province says 89 people have died as a result of COVID-19 in the past 24-hours.

Ontario is reporting that nearly 65,800 COVID-19 tests have been completed since the last daily update.

Nine more Ontarians were hospitalized, for a total of 1,472 people in hospital.

There are also 363 people in intensive care, and 242 people on ventilators.

with files from The Canadian Press

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