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Ontario reports 1,500 new cases of COVID-19 over past two days

Ontario reported 1,530 new COVID-19 cases over the past two days — 746 new cases were reported on Tuesday, and 807 new cases were reported on Monday (numbers for both days were released Tuesday as a result of Monday’s stat holiday).

Case reports were concentrated in the hotspots of Toronto, Peel Region, and Ottawa:

  • Toronto: reported 303 cases on Monday; 311 cases on Tuesday
  • Peel Region: reported 159 cases on Monday; 135 on Tuesday
  • Ottawa: reported 119 cases on Monday; 116 on Tuesday

Other regions that saw double-digit increases over the two-day period include:

  • York Region: reported 56 cases on Monday; 42 on Tuesday
  • Hamilton: reported 34 cases on Monday; 15 on Tuesday
  • Halton Region: reported 20 cases on Monday; 29 on Tuesday
  • Middlesex-London: reported 29 cases on Monday; 13 on Tuesday



There are a total of 60,692 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date, with 28,986 male cases and 31,282 female cases. More than 21,000 cases are of people between the ages of 20 and 39, followed by the 40-59 age group (17,184 cases), 60-79 (9,430 cases), 80 and over (6,687), and 19 and under (5,648).

Ontario also confirmed another 12 deaths related to the virus — three deaths were recorded on Monday and nine were recorded on Tuesday. Seven deaths were categorized as long-term care residents. The last time Ontario recorded nine COVID-19 deaths in one day was in mid-July.

As of Oct. 12, there were 3,017 COVID-19 deaths reported in Ontario (5% of all cases) — with individuals aged 80 and over accounting for 31.1 per cent of cumulative deaths reported in the province.

In an effort to help slow the spread of the virus, last week premier Doug Ford announced the temporary suspension of indoor dining/indoor recreation programs and services, as well as the closure of gyms and cinemas in COVID-hot spots, Toronto, Peel Region, and Ottawa.

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