Ontario reported a record 1,042 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, marking the first time cases have surpassed 1,000 since the outbreak began in late January.
The bulk of the new cases remain concentrated in the long-standing hot spots of Toronto, its neighbouring regions of York and Peel, and Ottawa.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said 309 new cases were in Toronto, followed by 289 in Peel Region, 117 in York Region and 80 in Ottawa.
Meanwhile, Ontario’s network of community, commercial and hospital labs processed nearly 38,800 test samples since its last update, the Health Ministry says.
Sunday’s count of new cases surpasses the previous high of 978, which was reported on Saturday.