Drastic Steps Appear to have Impacted Southern Ontario COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Update

TORONTO – The seemingly drastic steps by the Ford Government in putting Toronto, Ottawa, and Peel Region into a modified stage two shutdown appears to have made an impact.

Ontario reported 649 new COVID-19 cases Saturday. This was down from the Friday all-time high of 939 new positive tests for COVID-19.

There were 140 new cases in Toronto, this is down more than half from Saturday’s count of 358.

The Ontario Government reports that 217 people are in hospital with COVID-19. 51 of those cases are for people who are in intensive care and 32 people are on ventilators.

The goal of flattening the curve continues.

The real test of the new measures imposed on Friday will come as the reports come in from Sunday and holiday Monday.