On Saturday, November 7, Ontario is reporting 1,132 new COVID-19 cases, the daily highest count to date since the pandemic began. The previous high case record was set on Tuesday when 1,050 new cases were recorded.
The province has also reported 11 more deaths, which brings the total death toll to 3,220 since January.
“Locally, there are 336 new cases in Toronto, 258 in Peel, 114 in York Region, 78 in Ottawa, 64 in Halton and 55 in Hamilton,” Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted on Saturday.
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie took to Twitter and wrote, “The second wave of #COVID19 has hit Peel harder than just about anywhere else in Canada. We have a moment, right here and right now, to get this under control. Please, keep your close in-person contact to your immediate household. Everyone has to be vigilant and play their part.“
As of November 6 at 10:30 a.m., there are now 582 Schools that have reported COVID-19 cases in Ontario with a cumulative case count of 2,628. The latest updates relating to child-care centres and school cases are updated here.
Ontario has introduced a colour-coded system that classifies each public health unit as a red, orange, yellow or green zone based on caseload and transmission levels.
Only Peel Region, which has seen rising cases in recent weeks, was deemed a red zone, while other hot spots such as York Region and Ottawa were labelled as orange.
As of Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., public health unit regions would be moved to the following levels:
- No public health unit regions.
- Peel Regional Health Unit.
- Ottawa Public Health; and
- York Region Public Health.
- Brant County Health Unit;
- City of Hamilton Public Health Services;
- Durham Region Health Department;
- Eastern Ontario Health Unit;
- Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit;
- Halton Region Public Health;
- Niagara Region Public Health;
- Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services;
- Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit; and
- Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.
- Algoma Public Health;
- Chatham-Kent Public Health;
- Grey Bruce Health Unit;
- Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health;
- Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit;
- Hastings Prince Edward Public Health;
- Huron Perth Public Health;
- Lambton Public Health;
- Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit;
- Middlesex-London Health Unit;
- North Bay Parry Sound District;
- Northwestern Health Unit;
- Peterborough Public Health;
- Porcupine Health Unit;
- Public Health Sudbury & Districts;
- Renfrew County and District Health Unit;
- Southwestern Public Health;
- Thunder Bay District Health Unit;
- Timiskaming Health Unit; and
- Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.
Public health measures required for each level can be found in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.
Canada reported 4,471 new cases yesterday, bringing the total case count for Canada to 255,809. The US reported record-high 132,540 new cases yesterday, bringing the total case count to over 10 million cases. New Zealand reported only one new case, bringing the country’s total COVID-19 case count to 1,974.
For the latest on COVID-19 in Ontario, visit the official website.
For the latest on COVID-19 in Quebec, visit the official website (English), or here (French)
For the latest on COVID-19 in Toronto, visit the official website.
For the latest on COVID-19 in Peel Region, visit the official website.