Dec 07, 2020
By Jane Brown
As of Monday December 7th, Toronto and Peel have been in lockdown for two weeks, with at least two more weeks to go before the restrictions are lifted or continued.
For the second consecutive day, Ontario set a new record Sunday for the number of new COVID-19 infections at 1,924 topping the record high of 1,859 new cases a day earlier.
Of yesterday’s new cases 568 are in Toronto, 477 in Peel and 249 in York Region, which remains in the red “control” zone of the province’s colour-coded system of restrictions.
York’s medical officer of health says he remains unconvinced a full lockdown is needed in York Region.
And Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti says the experts are watching closely all of the indicators, which he says don’t overwhelmingly include retail or restaurants.
“Really when you take a look at the beginning of this pandemic, almost fifty percent of the cases have come from closes contact, which means family and friends, and that’s a large number,” Scarpitti told CP24.
As for other areas of the province, Middlesex-London and Thunder Bay move into the orange zone of restrictions on Monday, while Haliburton, Kawartha, and Pine Ridge move to the yellow category.