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Ontario confirms 821 new COVID cases today

There are 6,237 active cases in the province
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Public Health Ontario has reported 821 new cases of COVID-19, three deaths, and 628 recoveries today. 

The province reported all three deaths were individuals aged 60 to 79 years old. 

Of today's 821 new cases, 419 are individuals under the age of 40. 

Based on a breakdown of cases by health unit, 327 of today's cases were reported by Toronto Public Health, 136 by Peel, 79 by Ottawa, and 64 by York Region. Those four health unit areas are currently under Stage 2 restrictions. 

The province has also confirmed 121 school-related cases today, including 75 student cases, 22 staff cases and 24 unidentified. Of the 1,429 school cases reported since the beginning of September, 793 have been reported in the last 14 days. The cases have been spread across 508 schools, and there are four schools currently closed because of COVID cases. 

There are 21 more cases reported in child care settings in the province today, 14 of which are child cases. There have been 323 cases reported in child care settings to date. 

Since yesterday's report, Public Health Ontario indicates 19 more people have been hospitalized with the coronavirus and another five COVID patients have been admitted to intensive care units. 

Of the 6,237 active cases in the province, 274 individuals are hospitalized, 72 COVID patients are in intensive care, and 45 people are on ventilators. 

There are 87 active outbreaks at long-term care homes currently, with 197 active positive cases in long-term care home residents and 249 active cases in staff. Since March, 1,907 long-term care home residents and eight staff have died after contracting COVID-19.

To date, the province has confirmed 65,896 cases of COVID-19, and reported 56,606 of those cases as resolved, and 3,053 cases ending in death. 

Since yesterday's report, the province has confirmed 24,049 tests were processed and another 24,129 tests are awaiting processing. Ontario public health labs have processed 4.7 million COVID tests since January.

The breakdown for the Northern Ontario health units, at the time of today’s provincial update, is:

  • Algoma Public Health: 40 cases, rate of 35 per 100,000 population. There is one known active case.

  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 45 cases, rate of 34.7 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 46 cases. There are five known active cases. 

  • Porcupine Health Unit: 91, rate of 109.1 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 90 cases. There are four known active cases. 

  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 112 cases, rate of 56.3 per 100,000 population. There are two known active cases. 

  • Timiskaming Health Unit: 19 cases, rate of 58.1 per 100,000. The health unit has reported 17 cases. There are no known active cases. 

  • Northwestern Health Unit: 69 cases, rate of 78.7 per 100,000. There is one known active case.

  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 109 cases, rate of 72.7 per 100,000. There are no known active cases. 

The Ontario rate of infection is 443.3.


Erika Engel

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Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter, photographer and community editor. She has 12 years of experience as a local journalist.
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