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Ontario reported 834 new COVID cases today

Since January, provincial public health labs have processed nearly five million COVID tests
COVID-19 Assessment

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 834 new cases of COVID-19 today as well as 773 recoveries and six deaths. 

All six deaths reported today were individuals over the age of 80 years old, and two of those people were residents at long-term homes. The province has also removed the previously reported death of an individual between 20 and 39 from the list. 

According to the province's public health agency, there were 10 more COVID patients admitted to intensive care units and 37 people with COVID-19 hospitalized since yesterday's report.

Of today's new cases, 543 are individuals between 20 and 59 years old, and 125 are youth and young adults aged 19 and under. There are 32 new cases reported in long-term care home residents. 

According to a breakdown of cases provided by the province, 81 per cent of today's cases were reported by Ontario's four hotspot regions. Toronto reported 299 new cases, Peel reported 186 new cases, York Region reported 121 new cases, and Ottawa reported 76 new cases. 

There were 92 new school-related cases confirmed in today's report, including 40 student cases, 13 staff cases, and 39 unidentified cases. There have been 2,001 school-related cases reported since the beginning of September. 

There were nine new cases confirmed in child care centres and home daycares today. 

Public health labs have processed nearly five million tests with the cumulative total at 4.99 million including 30,010 tests listed as processed since last report. There are another 33,906 tests awaiting processing. As of yesterday, the provincial per cent positivity rate is 3.5 per cent, which means 3.5 per cent of the people tested for COVID-19 test positive. 

Of the 7,474 active, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, there are 312 individuals hospitalized with the coronavirus. There are 71 COVID patients in intensive care units and 51 patients currently on ventilators.

The province has reported 72,885 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since January and has indicated 62,303 of those cases have now recovered and 3,108 people have died.

The average incidence rate in Ontario is 490.3 cases per 100,000 people.

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

  • Algoma Public Health: 43 cases, rate of 36.7 per 100,000 population. There are three known active cases.
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 45 cases, rate of 34.7 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 47 cases. There is one known active case. 
  • Porcupine Health Unit: 95, rate of 113.9 per 100,000 population. There are three known active cases in the city and two cases outside the region.
  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 125 cases, rate of 61.3 per 100,000 population. There are 12 known active cases. 
  • Timiskaming Health Unit: 17 cases, rate of 52 per 100,000. There are no known active cases. 
  • Northwestern Health Unit: 75 cases, rate of 81 per 100,000. There are three known active cases.
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 115 cases, rate of 76 per 100,000. There are four known active cases. 

The Ontario rate of infection is 479.2.


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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