Ontario reports over 1K new coronavirus cases, setting single-day record

Ontario reported 1,042 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 70,373.

It’s the first time the province has reported more than 1,000 new cases in a single day. Sunday’s report also follows Saturday’s record-breaking increase of 978 cases.

“Locally, there are 309 new cases in Toronto, 289 in Peel, 117 in York Region, 80 in Ottawa and 52 in Durham,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

“There are 736 more resolved cases.”

Elliott said the province completed nearly 38,800 additional tests.

Seven additional deaths were also reported on Sunday, bringing the provincial death toll to 3,093.

— More to come

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