News Ontario records new record high for COVID-19 cases SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Thursday, Dec. 17th, 2020 (Supplied by Pixabay) Ontario is recording a new record-high number of COVID-19 cases. The province added 2,432 new cases on Thursday. It’s the third day in a row Ontario has reported over 2,000 cases. Seventy per cent of the cases are in the hot spots around the GTHA and in Windsor-Essex. Nearly 58,200 tests were completed over the last day with 2,009 more resolved cases. Another 23 people have died from the virus in Ontario with the provincial death toll now at 4,058.