Ontario is reporting 700 new cases Monday, marking a new record for the most daily infections ever recorded in the province.
Quebec province reported 896 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, its highest single-day jump in months.
A second wave of COVID-19 may be here, but we have yet to see the government's "comprehensive plan to prepare the health system for a second wave of COVID-19" - the one Ford promised last Monday would be revealed last Tuesday.
There is one new outbreak at a long-term care home, bringing the total number of outbreaks at such facilities in Ontario to 33.
Most of the new cases reported Monday are in Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa and Health Minister Christine Elliott said about 60 per cent of the cases involve people under 40.
The location is based on the address of the person with COVID-19, not where the infection was acquired. "The reality is, it's up to each of us, together, our collective actions, that decide whether we face a wave or a tsunami".
There are no new deaths related to COVID.
Worst case would see people filling hospitals and intensive care units beyond capacity, similar to the first wave that hit Italy when the pandemic started.
Across the province more than 43,200 tests were completed, the province reported Saturday.
This is the first time that Ontario's public health officials have said the province is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19.
Seven cases of the virus were also linked to Yonge Street Warehouse.
In a bid to determine whether Premier Doug Ford is bluffing about the timing of the next provincial election, Ontario's Liberal party will test the government's commitment to the June 2022 vote, by forcing the issue in the legislature.
The call comes after a move by the province on Friday to close all strip clubs and require bars and restaurants to shut down earlier.