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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Jan. 10

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Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Sunday.

Ontario considering implementing curfew: sources

Government sources tell Global News that Ontario is considering implementing a curfew similar to the one in Quebec.

The government is reportedly considering having the measures in place from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. It would mean that most residents could not leave their properties during that time.

Sources said there would be exemptions for essential workers and some others.

Read more: Ontario considering implementing curfew similar to Quebec’s, sources say

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Federal leaders rally outside Toronto long-term care home

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Two of Canada’s federal party leaders joined a rally at a Toronto long-term care home Sunday afternoon to press the provincial government to do more to protect seniors from the ravages of COVID-19.

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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and the Green Party’s Annamie Paul spoke outside St. George’s Care Community, which is in the midst of one of the largest virus outbreaks in Ontario.

Read more: Federal leaders join rally at Toronto long-term care home, call for more protections for seniors

Status of cases in the GTA

Ontario reported a total of 3,945 new cases on Sunday.

Of those:

  • 1,160 were in Toronto
  • 641 were in Peel Region
  • 357 were in York Region
  • 190 were in Durham Region
  • 118 were in Halton Region

Ontario reports more than 3,900 new cases, 61 deaths

Ontario reported 3,945 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 215,782.

It marks one of the largest single-day increases in cases in Ontario since the pandemic began. On Friday, 4,249 cases were reported, though around 450 of those were part of a data backlog.

Sixty-one additional deaths were also announced, bringing the provincial death toll to 4,983.

More than 62,300 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 8,501,611 tests and 39,362 remain under investigation.

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Read more: Ontario reports more than 3,900 new coronavirus cases, 61 deaths

Ministry of Long-Term Care reports 15 more deaths

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 2,967 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, which is an increase of 15. There are currently 245 outbreaks in long-term care homes, an increase of 17.

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— With files from The Canadian Press

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