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Ontario confirms 251 new COVID cases today

The province has also confirmed four new deaths related to the coronavirus
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Public Health Ontario has confirmed 251 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, and has reported four more deaths related to the coronavirus. 

Among the four people who died were two individuals between the ages of 60 and 79 years old and two individuals over the age of 80. 

This is the second-highest number of new cases reported in a single day this month, with 313 new cases reported yesterday.

Of the 251 new cases reported today, 116 are individuals between 20 and 39 and another 67 people are people between 40 and 59 years old. According to a breakdown of today's new cases by the health unit that reported them, 75 per cent of the 251 new cases came from four of Ontario's 34 health units. Ottawa Public Health reported 51 of today's cases, Peel reported 42, Toronto reported 73 and York Region reported 22. 

Public Health Ontario reports there are 32 ongoing outbreaks at long-term care homes, 18 outbreaks at retirement homes, and two outbreaks at hospitals in the province. 

According to the province's data on schools and daycare centres, there are 15 total school-related cases (10 staff, five students) and they are spread across 15 different schools. 

Public Health Ontario has reported 45,068 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario since January, and has noted 40,091 of those cases (89 per cent) are now recovered. The province has also confirmed 2,820 cases (6.3 per cent) have ended in death. 

There are 2,157 active, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 47 people in hospital. There are 19 COVID-19 patients in intensive care and 11 patients on ventilators with the coronavirus. 

The average incidence rate for all of Ontario is 303 cases per 100,000 people in the population. 

Since last report, the province indicates there were 27,664 COVID tests processed and another 24,339 await results. 

There are eight known active cases in Northern Ontario. 

The breakdown for the health units is:

• Algoma Public Health - 29 cases, rate of 25.3 per 100,000 population. There are no known active cases.

• North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit - 37 cases, rate of 28.5 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 39 cases. There is one known active case.

• Porcupine Health Unit - 76, rate of 91.1 per 100,000 population. There are three known active cases.

• Public Health Sudbury and Districts - 96 cases, rate of 48.2 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 98 cases. There are four known active cases.

• Timiskaming Health Unit - 19 cases, rate of 58.1 per 100,000. There are no known active cases.

• Northwestern Health Unit - 46 cases, rate of 52.5 per 100,000. There are no known active cases.

• Thunder Bay District Health Unit - 103 cases, rate of 68.7 per 100,000.There are no known active cases.

The Ontario rate of infection per 100,000 population is 303.2.



Erika Engel

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