Tory to announce status of COVID-19 restrictions in Toronto

A person walks past a COVID testing site located at an emergency room EPA  JUSTIN LANE

Quebec reported 38 new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, the highest one-day total since June.

Toronto saw 520 new cases, 395 in Peel, 100 in York Region and 72 in Halton.

But Ford defended the system Monday, saying it was built to give each region the flexibility to enact further rules, as Peel did.

There were 29,125 tests completed in the last 24 hours and there are 422 people with COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals, including 82 in ICU.

The news conference comes a day after the city's Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa remarked that the rising number of cases over the past few days is "the most concerning" she's seen since the onset of the pandemic.

However, there remained significant COVID-19 creep across the province, with Huron reporting 22 cases, Middlesex-London 20 cases, Waterloo 42 cases and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph 13 cases.

Across the province, Peel has had the highest rate of infection at 1,041 cases per 100,000 residents, followed by Toronto with 984 cases per 100,000 residents.

One case of COVID-19 in Algoma, Sudbury confirms six

You can find which schools are reporting cases on the province's website, when it is updated daily at 10:30 a.m.

In a memo to the mayor and council, community and social services GM Donna Gray said that Ottawa Public Health has advised that the toddler program at the centre can stay open.

"We need to flatten our COVID curve and we need to do that now", Premier Brian Pallister said Tuesday.

The last time cases were lower than that was September 20, when 15 new cases were reported.

There has been a surge of cases in Manitoba since a summer lull when, at one point in July, there was only one known active case.

All are following Public Health direction and are self-isolating.

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