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Ontario reports 1,542 new cases, 14 deaths since yesterday

Thunder Bay has overtaken Greater Sudbury for the most number of reported cases in Northern Ontario
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Public Health Ontario has confirmed 1,534 new cases of COVID-19 today, as well as 14 deaths and 1,429 recoveries.

Of the 14 deaths reported today, three people were between the ages of 60 and 79 years old, and 11 people were over the age of 80. Seven people who died were residents at long-term care homes. 

Since yesterday, at least seven people have been admitted to intensive care units with COVID-19 and 51 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Not all hospitals report new coronavirus hospitalizations on the weekends. 

Of today's 1,534 new cases, more than 60 per cent are from Peel (490 new cases) and Toronto (460 new cases). 

The province reported 1,242 of today's cases are individuals under 60 years old, seven cases are health-care workers in long-term care facilities, and 36 are residents in long-term care homes.

Public Health Ontario reported 97 ongoing outbreaks at long-term care homes, 63 ongoing outbreaks at retirement homes, and 28 ongoing outbreaks at hospitals in Ontario.

There are now 12,918 active, lab-confirmed cases in Ontario, which is up from 12,827 active cases yesterday and 9,105 active cases two weeks ago (Nov. 8). 

There are currently 484 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Ontario, which is down from 513 yesterday, but up from 374 two weeks ago (Nov. 8). Public Health Ontario reports there are now 147 COVID patients in intensive care unis and 89 COVID patients on ventilators. On Nov. 8 there were 86 COVID patients in intensive care units and 51 patients on ventilators. 

Since yesterday's report, provincial public health labs have processed 46,389 COVID tests, which produced a per cent positivity rate of 3.8 per cent. 

To date, the province has confirmed 103,912 cases of COVID-19 and reported 87,508 recoveries and 3,486 deaths. 

The cumulative average incidence rate in Ontario is 699.1 cases per 100,000 people. The weekly incidence rate is 65.7 cases per 100,000 people for the week of Nov. 12 to 18. 

There are currently 110 active known cases across Northern Ontario, with the most of those cases now in northwestern Ontario. The region covered by Thunder Bay District Health Unit was moved from Green: Prevent to Yellow: Protect on the province’s colour-coded ranking system of pandemic stages this past week. That region has now overtaken the Greater Sudbury area for most total cases reported since the pandemic began back in March.

  • Algoma Public Health: 58 total cases. There is one known active case.
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 65 cases. There are 11 known active cases.
  • Porcupine Health Unit: 106 total cases. There are three known active cases.
  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 214 cases. There are 13 known active cases. The last cases were reported Nov. 20. Three people are hospitalized while awaiting test results for COVID-19. None are in the ICU.
  • Timiskaming Health Unit: 18 total cases. There is one known active case.
  • Northwestern Health Unit: 92 total confirmed cases, with two probable cases under investigation. There are 12 known active cases.
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 218 total cases. There are 69 known active cases. One person has been hospitalized, but no one is in the ICU.

Erika Engel

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