The Government of Ontario confirms a total of nearly 3,400 COVID-19 cases have been reported by schools since mid-September with over half from students.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 440 new cases in Toronto, 440 in Peel and 155 in York Region.
There are 1,018 more resolved cases and over 40,500 tests completed over the last day. There is a backlog of 39,767 tests awaiting results.
That brings the overall death toll in Ontario to 3,361.
"I do not believe there is a way the cases will change without action", Dr. Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown, co-chair of Ontario's COVID-19 science table, said while releasing the modelling data on Thursday. In other moves, Stitt also said the state would soon require restaurants and bars to close by 11 p.m and that tables at restaurants be 6 feet apart or have "sanitized dividers."We've been fully reopen for six months now", Stitt told reporters during Monday's press conference".
She said the number of people with severe cases of Covid-19 continues to increase with a daily average of more than 1, 400 people being treated in hospitals over the past week.
The province is also logging 10 more deaths related to COVID-19.
Since the pandemic began in March, there have been 94,009 confirmed cases of the virus in Ontario.
In the public health unit regions surrounding Ottawa, the case count rose by nine Monday in Eastern Ontario, by six in Renfrew County and District, by three in both Hastings Prince Edward and Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington, and by one in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark.
Toronto joined Peel Region in the red alert level - the highest short of a full lockdown - on Saturday.
On 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Toronto will move into the red zone, which allows gyms to reopen and indoor dining to resume with no more than 10 people inside at one time.