COVID-19 cases in Ontario surge over one thousand for the second time this week

COVID OCT 31

TORONTO - Ontario is reporting 1,015 cases of COVID-19, marking the second time in one week the daily tally has passed the 1,000 mark.

Public health officials also recorded nine new deaths linked to the virus over the past 24 hours.

Provincial data shows most of the new cases remain concentrated in long-standing infection hot spots, with 325 reported in Toronto, 282 in Peel, 94 in Ottawa and 88 in York Region.

Those results are based on more than 41,900 tests completed over the past 24 hours.

The province is also reporting 798 more resolved cases.

Officials have said Ontario's COVID-19 case totals are heading in the right direction despite numbers that have remained high over the past week.

Today's total was the second-highest recorded since the start of the pandemic in March, eclipsed only by the 1,042 cases reported last Sunday