Peel COVID numbers grow as Ontario breaks 2,000 daily mark for the first time


Published December 15, 2020 at 5:03 pm


Ontario has pushed past the 2,000 mark for new COVID-19 cases in a single day, the first time it has broken that barrier and signalling the pandemic is far from over.

The historic new high of 2,275 cases comes just as the vaccine to fight against the virus arrives in Ontario, but not before 20 more people in the province lost their lives in the past day because of COVID-19.

As the provincial numbers have surged, so has the number of new cases in Peel Region which has jumped by almost 200 in 24 hours to 586 cases. Peel, combined with Toronto, which has recorded 711 new cases today, make up well over half of all new cases in Ontario.

Other figures released today show 949 people have been hospitalized across Ontario for COVID-19, 249 of these patients are receiving treatment in intensive care units.

Yesterday Ontario administered the first dose of the vaccine in Ottawa and Toronto, but no word yet when Peel Region – the hardest hit area in the province – will receive the treatment.

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