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Ontario confirms 1,249 new COVID cases today

The province has also reported 12 deaths and 1,135 recoveries today
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Public Health Ontario has reported 1,249 new cases of COVID-19 today, as well as 12 deaths and 1,135 recoveries. 

The province reported the deaths of one person between the age of 60 and 79 years old and 11 people over the age of 80. Three of the people who died were residents of long-term care facilities. 

Since yesterday, 50 people have been hospitalized with the coronavirus and six people have been admitted to intensive care units. 

Cases continue to be most prevalent in people aged 20 to 59, with 830 of today's cases falling in that category. 

There were 133 new school-related cases reported today, including 73 student cases, 23 staff cases and 37 unidentified cases.

The province's public health agency noted 569 of today's new cases are from Toronto, 256 are from Peel and 94 are from York Region. 

Provincial public health labs have processed 24,468 COVID tests since yesterday's report. Ther are 25,435 tests awaiting processing and the province has now completed 5.7 million COVID tests. 

Of the 12,932 active, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, 529 people are hospitalized (up from 500 yesterday). There are 127 COVID patients in intensive care units (up from 125 yesterday) and 75 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 70 yesterday). 

The province has confirmed 96,745 cases of COVID in Ontario to date and has reported 80,430 recoveries and 3,383 deaths. 

All but one of the Northern Ontario health unit regions are currently classified as green under the province’s new regional restrictions. It means the areas are permitted the broadest allowance of Stage 3 activities.

The exception is Public Health Sudbury and District, which is in the yellow (protect) restriction level.

There are 89 known active cases in the north.

The breakdown of Public Health Ontario data for the rate of cases for Northern Ontario health units is:

  • Algoma Public Health: 58 cases, rate of 50.7 per 100,000 people. There are four known active cases. The last case was reported Nov. 15.

  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 54 cases, rate of 41.6 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 56 cases. There are four known active cases, two of which are in hospital. The last case was reported Nov. 12.

  • Porcupine Health Unit: 104, rate of 124.6 per 100,000 people. There are three known active cases, one of which is outside the region. The last case was reported Nov. 14.

  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 209 cases, rate of 105 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 210 cases. There are 27 known active cases. The last case was reported Nov. 17.

  • Timiskaming Health Unit: 18 cases, rate of 55.1 per 100,000 people. There is one known active case. The last case was reported Nov. 15.

  • Northwestern Health Unit: 86 cases, rate of 98.1 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 90 confirmed cases and two probable cases. There are nine known active cases. The last case was reported Nov. 17.

  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 165 cases, rate of 110 per 100,000 people. There are 41 known active cases. The last cases were reported Nov. 16.

The Ontario rate of infection is 650.8.