ONTARIO: In it’s the largest single-day spike in cases so far, Ontario reported another 211 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.
There have been 23 deaths linked to COVID-19 in Ontario, although health officials say that two of the cases have not confirmed by a lab to be from COVID-19.
For the third day in a row, no information has been released on the government’s website regarding the gender, ages, locations, or means of transmission of the patients.
“Information for all cases today is pending,” the website says.
According to provincial data released Sunday by the Ministry of Health, more than 49,000 people have been approved for testing, and 40,630 of those have tested negative. In addition, more than 7,000 cases under investigation in the province.
Earlier, Ontario reported 151 cases on Saturday, 135 on Friday, 170 on Thursday and 100 on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Ford government announced a ban on gatherings of more than five people on Saturday in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.
We are taking action to keep Ontario safe. Effective immediately, gatherings are limited to a maximum of five people, excluding families of five or more and essential businesses. Do your part, stay apart! https://t.co/F85fjOJE9L— Doug Ford (@fordnation) March 29, 2020
Ontario Premier Doug Ford also announced that his government had passed an emergency order aimed at targeting price gougers.
Let’s work together to make sure everyone is safe and protected. If you’ve seen price gouging in your community, we want to hear about it. You can report price gougers for investigation at https://t.co/XUSo8MTu1n pic.twitter.com/wLG8L8QdUf— Doug Ford (@fordnation) March 29, 2020