New COVID-19 cases in Ontario reach highest mark ever

Grant Boone
September 28, 2020

Sixty per cent of today's cases are in people under the age of 40 with 41 thousand tests completed over the last day.

It's the highest daily count ever recorded in Ontario, surpassing the 640 cases confirmed on April 24.

Public Health Ontario revealed that as of 10:30 this morning, Sunday September 27, there are 491 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario.

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The total case load in Ontario is now at 50,531 with 85.3 per cent resolved.

Infections in Toronto make up the bulk of the new cases added on Monday. That's the highest daily increase in cases since the beginning of May. "There really needs to be a shared and collective responsibility among citizens to do the right thing but also among employers and people who essentially house others under one roof, so it could be a school, it could be a business it could be a library". Ottawa and the York region are both reporting 58 new cases.

The province says that more than 41,000 tests were completed, while nearly 50,000 are still under investigation. Worst case would see people filling hospitals and intensive care units beyond capacity, similar to the first wave that hit Italy when the pandemic started. It includes two new cases which were reported by Public Health Sudbury and Districts on Friday evening. Just over 49,000 tests remain under investigation, down from about 65,000 the previous day.

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