Peel reports almost 200 more cases than Toronto


Published November 23, 2020 at 6:19 pm


On Nov. 23, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott announced that over 1,500 new cases have been recorded in Ontario, with Peel reporting over 500 new infections. 

Elliott said that Ontario is reporting 1,589 cases of COVID-19, with 535 new cases in Peel, 336 in Toronto and 205 in York Region.

There are 1,484 more resolved cases.

According to the province, nearly 37,500 tests have been completed in the last 24 hours.

The province’s website says that 19 new deaths have been reported. As of now, 507 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 156 in ICUs and 92 using ventilators. 

According to Peel Public Health’s website (which often offers different figures), 279 cases were reported on Nov. 22. The site says that 77 cases were reported in Mississauga, 188 in Brampton and nine in Caledon. Five cases have not been linked to any one city. 

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. 

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