Ontario reported a record high 1,581 COVID-19 cases and 20 new deaths on Saturday.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said 497 of those cases were found in Peel Region, 456 in Toronto, 130 in York Region and 77 in Ottawa. More than 44,800 tests were completed, she said.
Ontario is also reporting 1,003 more cases marked as resolved.
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Currently, there are 452 people in the hospital, with 106 of those in intensive care units. Of those in intensive care, 67 are on ventilators.
More regions placed in the red zone
On Friday, Ontario placed more regions in the red-control zone, a change that means increased restrictions for those areas.
The move comes as critics say Premier Doug Ford’s colour-coded system is too lenient.
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