New COVID-19 cases in Ontario surge again to highest levels since early June
|CTVnews 16 Sep 2020 at 10:25|
Health officials reported 315 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, which is the highest since June 5 when Ontario added 387 new infections.
There are 77 new cases in Toronto, 61 in Ottawa, 54 in Peel Region, 37 in York Region and 24 new in Durham Region.
More than 60 per cent of Wednesday s cases are in people under the age of 40.
The surge in cases come asOntario Premier Doug Ford discusses the rollback of the social gathering limits in Toronto, Peel and Ottawa, which have been driving the province s COVID-19 case numbers.
The province increased the social gathering limit in mid-July allowing up to 50 people to gather indoors and 100 people outdoors.
People quickly capitalized on the new rules, throwing end-of-summer parties, which public health official say contributed to spread of COVID-19 in densely populated cities.