Ontario Premier Doug Ford drew special attention to the Peel region Friday, noting the Brampton area was seeing a spike in infections due to backyard parties. When asked by Vista Radio if the government's message just isn't getting through as the numbers continue to rise and backyard parties persist, Ford says that it is a very small percentage of people not following the rules.
In Ottawa since January 15, there have been 3,073 cases of COVID-19 and 267 people have died. Anyone who's thinking of having a big shindig this weekend - forget about it. Cancel it or we won't hesitate to shut it down.
Peel Region, which includes Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon, accounted for 72 of the 148 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province on September 4 with a majority of those cases concentrated in Brampton - Canada's ninth-largest city.More news: Metro rail services resume across India after gap of over 5 months
At the past 24 hours, 111 more individuals have recovered in the virus around Ontario.
The province's latest COVID-19 figures, which included no new deaths, showed 41 of the latest cases came from Toronto while 13 surfaced in Ottawa. None of the new deaths was in Ottawa.
On Saturday, the province reported 169 new cases of the virus, the highest number of new infections in a single say since the end of July.More news: LG on a Wing and a prayer
OPH said that there are 200 active cases in the region, with more than 84 per cent of the cases resolved.
That's a 30 per cent difference in what was reported betweent the two days. That is down from the 30 cases that were reported Saturday. 15 patients are in ICU and 9 on ventilators.
Starting next week, the health ministry has committed to providing daily updates of new cases reported the previous day.More news: Trump ponders Esper's firing as Pentagon chief