News Ontario reports over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for second straight day SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 2020 (Supplied by Pixabay) It’s another day of over 2-thousand new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. The province reported 2,139 cases on Wednesday. Seventy-nine per cent of Wednesday’s cases are in the hot spots around the GTHA and in Windsor-Essex. Another 43 people died, setting a grim record and raising the death toll to 4,035. There are 2,043 more resolved cases and nearly 49,200 tests were completed over the last day.