Ontario reports 1,009 new COVID-19 cases but tech error means figure is underestimate


TORONTO -- Ontario is reporting 1,009 new cases of COVID-19 today but the government says a technical issue means the figure is an underestimate. 

Health Minister Christine Elliott says the issue also means yesterday's case numbers were an overestimate. 

Elliott says today's figures include 497 new cases in Toronto, 175 in Peel Region and 118 in York Region. 

The province also reported 14 new deaths related to the virus.

There are 1,082 more resolved cases and nearly 27,100 tests completed since the last daily report.

Overall, Ontario has reported a total of 106,510 cases, 90,074 of which have been resolved. A total of 3,519 Ontarians have died from COVID-19.

According to Peel Public Health’s website (which often offers different figures), 343 cases were reported on Nov. 23. The site says that 104 cases were reported in Mississauga, 226 in Brampton and 13 in Caledon. 

On Monday, Toronto and Peel officially entered lockdown in response to climbing case numbers. For the next 28 days (perhaps longer), businesses such as restaurants, bars, non-essential retail stores, salons, spas, theatres, museums and entertainment facilities must close or severely restrict services. 

The Canadian Press

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