News Ontario records record daily high for COVID-19 cases SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Thursday, Dec. 24th, 2020 (Supplied by Pixabay) Ontario is reporting a record daily high for new COVID-19 cases on Christmas eve. The province added 2,447 new cases on Thursday. Sixty-four per cent of the new cases are in the hot spots around the GTHA and in Windsor-Essex. Nearly 64,000 tests were completed over the last day. Another 49 people have died from COVID-19 in Ontario bringing the provincial death toll to 4,278.