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Ontario logs 129 new cases of COVID-19, including one in the Northeast

There are now 9 active cases in the region and 1,470 provincewide
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Public health officials in Ontario are reporting 129 new cases of COVID-19 in the province today, including one in the service area of the Porcupine Health Unit.

That's down narrowly from Saturday when 130 new cases were announced. 

Meanwhile, the total number of cases in Ontario now sits at 36,723. Of those, 32,534 people have recovered, which accounts for 88.6 per cent of all cases. 

There have also been three more deaths from the virus since the last provincial report a day earlier, bringing the death toll to 2,719 people in Ontario. That includes 1,729 residents in long-term care homes, which have been hardest hit by the virus, as well as eight health-care workers in those facilities. 

Just over 15 per cent — or 5,537 — of COVID-19 cases in the province are in long-term care homes. Another 2,395 cases are among health-care workers associated with outbreaks in long-term care homes, representing 6.5 per cent of all cases. 

As of Saturday, there have been 1,691,419 tests completed in Ontario, including 25,726 since the last provincial report. Health officials also say 16,174 tests remain under investigation. 

Across the province, there are 116 people hospitalized for treatment of the coronavirus, including 29 patients in intensive care and 19 on ventilators. 

In Northeastern Ontario there are now 9 active cases of the 349 reported, following 328 recoveries, and 12 deaths. There have been 97,869 tests conducted in the region to determine these findings, including 18,553 in the Sudbury, Manitoulin districts.

The total number of COVID-19 cases, recoveries, and deaths reported in the region at the time of this writing are as follows:

  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 67 cases, 65 recoveries, two deaths
  • Northwestern Health Unit: 42 cases, 38 recoveries
  • Algoma Public Health: 25 cases, 24 recoveries
  • Timiskaming Health Unit: 18 cases, 18 recoveries
  • Porcupine Health Unit: 68 cases, 59 recoveries, 8 deaths
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 37 cases, 34 recoveries, one death
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 92 cases, 90 recoveries, one death 


Erika Engel

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Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter, photographer and community editor.
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