Record Number of COVID-19 Cases in Ontario on Friday


There is a new single-day record of COVID-19 cases in Ontario.

Health officials confirmed 732 new cases of the virus on Friday morning, bringing the provincial total to 52,980.

The previous single-day high was reported on Monday when 700 cases were logged, breaking a previous record of 624 cases on April 24.

Fifty-eight of Friday's cases are in people under the age of 40

Meanwhile, according to CTV Toronto, the Ontario government is actively considering new regional restrictions and province-wide measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 that would affect restaurants, bars, banquets halls and gyms.

Premier Doug Ford is expected to speak at 1 p.m. today, which can be heard live on AM800.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, two are related to travel outside of Canada and one is community spread.


— With files from CTV Toronto