New record for COVID cases as province passes 1800 mark

Daniel Fowler
November 28, 2020

The previous record high was 1,589 cases on Monday.

Elsewhere in the GTA, Halton Region recorded 68 new cases of the virus, a notable drop from 130 a day ago, and Durham Region logged 48 new infections, down from 65 on Friday.

Ontario health officials are reporting that 46 more people in Ottawa have tested positive for COVID-19, down slightly from the 55 reported on Friday.

Ontario reported 122 new school-related COVID-19 cases, 99 student cases and 23 staff cases.

ICU patients stood at 151.Accompanying the record-breaking new case count was a new record in tests completed with 58,037 tests completed over the past 24 hours, which is the highest number ever.

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In the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health region, which is moving to the "Yellow-Protect" zone under the provincial framework, reported three new cases.

As well, 95,876 people have recovered from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic with 1,510 cases being marked as resolved since yesterday.

Dr. Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown, co-chair of the province's COVID-19 science advisory table, said the trajectory in the previous modelling was steeper.

Throughout Ontario, there are 595 people hospitalized with the coronavirus (up from 541 yesterday) and 155 of those patients are in intensive care units.

In a statement, the province denied that and other findings Wednesday, saying Williams "has led, and continues to lead, Ontario's public health response, including providing recommendations that have been essential to government actions and plans". We need to know which kind of vaccines we'll be getting, because each vaccine will come with unique requirements and potential challenges.

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