Ontario reporting 977 new cases of COVID-19, nine deaths linked to virus
Ontario is reporting 977 new cases of COVID-19 today, a slight dip from the day before when new diagnoses spiked above 1,000.
The bulk of the latest cases remain in the province's four infection hot spots, with 279 reported in Toronto, 238 in Peel, 130 in Ottawa and 113 in York Region.
Public health officials also say the province has seen nine new deaths attributable to the virus over the last 24 hours.
The new provincial data is based on more than 37,100 tests completed over the past 24 hours.
Public health officials say at least 864 cases were classified as resolved during that time period.
Over the last week, officials have maintained that Ontario's COVID-19 case totals are heading in the right direction despite numbers that have remained high and sometimes surpassed the 1,000 mark.
- Ontario reports 315 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in past 24 hours
- Ontario reports 132 new COVID-19 cases, bulk in Peel and Toronto
- Ontario reporting more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases and nine new deaths
- Ontario reporting 1,418 new COVID-19 cases, eight new deaths
- Ontario officials report 425 new COVID-19 cases, 31 new cases reported in Mississauga
- Rental prices falling as the year winds to a close in Mississauga
- Popular cafe closing down for good in Mississauga
- COVID-19 surge forcing paramedics to unload ambulances outside hospitals in Mississauga
- Peel records close to 600 new COVID-19 cases
- Police investigating robbery at gunpoint in Mississauga