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Toronto, Nov 17 (IBNS): Ontario's newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Nov 17 drove the seven-day average down to about 1,423, from 1,443 on Nov 16, media reports said.
For the second time in four days the seven-day average, which helps measure to provide a clearer picture of longer-term trends, has gone down following two straight weeks of the steep surge.
Toronto's new 569 more cases, more than double the 256 recorded in Peel Region, and York Region registered another 94 cases.
However, under 26,500 test samples for the novel coronavirus have been processed by Ontario, far below the current capacity of about 50,000.
While the Peel region was already in the COVID-19 ‘red’ zone, Doug Ford, Ontario's Premiere, on the recommendations of health experts moved effectively Nov 16 Toronto, Hamilton, Halton, and York regions also to COVID-19 ‘red’ zones which contains more severe restrictions.
Image: Covid19 Red zone. Image credit: Pixaby