Ontario's Minister of Health, Christine Elliott, made the announcement today, saying the decision is not being made lightly.
On Tuesday, Elliot said that the latest trends in coronavirus numbers are concerning and that there will be a pause of four weeks before considering any further loosening of restrictions. Etches said. "We can avoid having to send so many children home if people really stick to those assigned seats and we have a process to make sure that's happening".
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Health officials reported that 42 of the 185 new COVID-19 cases were in Peel Region while 48 were in Toronto and 19 were in York Region.
Speaking with reporters on Tuesday afternoon, Premier Doug Ford conceded that the recent increase in cases has been "frustrating" but he pointed out that it has largely been driven by higher levels of infection in three regions - Brampton, Toronto and Ottawa.
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The death toll remains at 2,811 as no new deaths were recorded on Monday or Tuesday.
"This is a concern and a reminder that we all need to maintain public health measures to keep COVID-19 on the slow-burn path that we need", Dr. Theresa Tam said in a statement released early Tuesday. The province had 1,527 active cases as of September 8; it has confirmed 43,536 cases since the start of the pandemic.
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Globally, the pandemic has infected roughly 27.2 million people resulting in 891,031 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.