Ontario breaks another COVID-19 record by adding more than 1,500 new cases, 19 more deaths

TORONTO — Ontario health officials recorded more than 1,500 new COVID-19 infections in the province on Monday, marking another new record in the daily-reported number of cases in the province.

Health officials confirmed 1,589 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday. This is the third straight day in which the province has reported case counts above the 1,500 mark. On Saturday, the province logged the previous record-breaking 1,588 new cases and on Sunday, the province logged 1,534.

The province also reported on Monday that 19 more people have died due to COVID-19, marking a small increase in the number of deaths from the day before when health officials reported 14 new deaths.

Ontario’s three COVID-19 hotspots continue to be the most impacted regions in the province. Locally, there are 535 new cases in Peel Region, 336 in Toronto and 205 in York Region.

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