COVID-19: Ontario reports 1,242 new cases, with 74 in Ottawa

COVID-19's fall resurgence reaches new daily case highs in Quebec, Ontario

The province reported 567 new cases Saturday, majority in the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal health regions. But the Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel issued additional public health measures on Saturday.

The cumulative number is high and continues to increase, with several regions experiencing accelerated growth, Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, said in a statement on Sunday.

In order to help slow down the spread of the virus in this new red level, the province is establishing three new community-based testing centres in Brampton by Tuesday.

In addition, the opening of limited walk-in availability at assessment centres for those who can't book an appointment online or by phone, as well as implementing seven pharmacies or specimen collection centres over the next two weeks.

Elliott says the province is also providing 70 more contact tracers to the region's health unit, and funding for 234 additional hospital beds.

Ontario reported another 1,242 cases of COVID-19 this morning, the second-most on a single day after a new record-high number yesterday.

"Our government is focusing public health resources where they are needed the most to protect the individuals, families and workers in Peel Region".

During a separate news conference, Loh thanked the provincial government for its support while underscoring the importance of limiting social gatherings.

Headwaters Healthcare receiving up to 6 total patient beds.

Anyone planning a visit to a long-term care home in Peel Region, or any other region, is advised to contact the home in advance to get information on the home's visitor policy and any restrictions.

In the case of Peel, which went into the "red zone" of the province's new colour-coded coronavirus restriction system, gyms, bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen on November 7, but with a maximum capacity limit of 10 patrons per venue.

There have been more than 100,000 new cases of COVID-19 and over 1,000 more deaths in the country since Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in late September that Canada was at a "crossroads" in the COVID-19 pandemic.

In total, over 330 retail establishments were visited during the two-day campaign, with a focus on big-box stores, supermarkets and malls. There's now 9,105 people currently infected with COVID-19 in the province.

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