Posted March 29, 2020 10:45 am

Updated March 29, 2020 11:15 am

1:58Coronavirus outbreak: Ontario premier announces new measures to combat price gouging​

WATCH ABOVE: The province has issued an emergency order that retail businesses and individuals in Ontario cannot charge unfair prices for necessary goods. Morganne Campbell explains why the Ford government has decided to throw the book at those price gouging.

Ontario reported 209 new cases of novel coronavirus on Sunday morning, marking the biggest single-day increase in cases since the pandemic began.

The total number of active cases in the province stands at 1,326.

The death toll, meanwhile, also rose by two, to 21.

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Two of those deaths are awaiting confirmation from a lab that they were, in fact, a result of the virus.

Eight cases are resolved, meaning the total cumulative case total in the province stands at 1,355.

Just over 7,200 cases remain under investigation, a drop of about 1,500 compared to Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Ford government announced a ban on gatherings of more than five people on Saturday in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.

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