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Number of new COVID-19 cases spikes to 805 in Ontario

Ten COVID-19-related deaths were reported over the past 24 hours; More than 44,000 tests were administered Friday
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The number of positive, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario continues to trend in the wrong direction.

Today, Public Health Ontario is reporting 805 new cases of COVID-19 in its daily update. Yesterday, there were 712 new cases, while 783 were reported on Wednesday. 

Due to an upload error that has since been corrected, today's numbers include cases from Toronto Public Health that should have been captured in yesterday's count.

The province is also reporting 10 more people have died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Five of those people were residents of long-term care homes in Ontario.

On Friday, 44,722 COVID tests were administered. Right now, there are 33,630 tests currently under investigation, awaiting results.

The hot spots in the province continue to see rising numbers. Today's report includes 374 cases from Toronto, 107 from Peel, 70 from Ottawa, and 93 from York Region.

Right now, 278 people are reported hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19. There are 72 COVID patients in intensive care units and 42 people are requiring the use of a ventilator to breathe. 

To date the province has confirmed 63,713 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario and has reported 54,686 (85 per cent) of those individuals have recovered while 3,041 (4.8 per cent) have died. 

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

  • Algoma Public Health: 39 cases, rate of 34.1 per 100,000 population.There are four known active cases. 
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 40 cases, rate of 30.8 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 43 cases. There are two known active case. 
  • Porcupine Health Unit: 89, rate of 106.7 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 88 cases. There are three known active cases. 
  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 112 cases, rate of 55.8 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 are three known active cases.
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 109 cases, rate of 72.7 per 100,000. There is one known active case. 

The Ontario rate of infection is 423.2.


Dave Dawson

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