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Ontario reports 1,418 new COVID cases today

Ontario has now confirmed more than 100,000 cases of COVID-19 since January
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Public Health Ontario has reported 1,418 new COVID cases today. The province has now confirmed 100,790 cases of COVID-19 since January. 

The province's public health agency also reported eight deaths today and 1,415 resolved cases. The deaths reported in today's update include one person between the age of 60 and 79 years old, and seven people over the age of 80 years old. Four people whose deaths were reported today were residents of long-term care homes. 

A death previously reported as an individual between the ages of 40 and 59 years old has been removed from the province's totals. 

Since yesterday, 44 people have been hospitalized with the coronavirus and 12 COVID patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

There are 96 active COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care homes and 64 at retirement homes in Ontario.

According to a breakdown of today's total cases, 77 are from Ottawa, 400 are from Peel, 168 are from York Region and 393 are from Toronto. 

Peel Public Health has the highest incidence rate in Ontario at 1,292 cases per 100,000 people. 

Public health labs have processed 48,173 COVID tests since yesterday's report – the highest since Oct. 8 – which produced a per cent positivity rate of 3.6 per cent.

There has been little change in the number of active, lab-confirmed cases compared to yesterday, and hospitalizations are down slightly, but the number of COVID patients on ventilators has increased.

There are 12,623 active cases in Ontario (down five from yesterday), and of those 518 people are hospitalized (down eight from yesterday). There are 142 COVID patients in intensive care units (reduced from 146 yesterday) and there are 92 COVID patients on ventilators (up by four from yesterday). 

Public Health Ontairo has confirmed 100,790 cases of COVID-19 to date and reported 84,716 recoveries and 3,451 deaths. 

In Northern Ontario, Thunder Bay District Health Unit now has the highest rate of infection per 100,000 population. Since early in the pandemic, the Porcupine Health Unit has had the highest rate. 

The breakdown of Public Health Ontario data for the rate of cases for Northern Ontario health units is:

  • Algoma Public Health: 58 cases, rate of 50.7 per 100,000 people. There are three known active cases. The last case was reported Nov. 15.

  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 62 cases, rate of 47.8 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 64 cases. There are 10 known active cases. The last cases were reported Nov. 19.

  • Porcupine Health Unit: 105, rate of 125.8 per 100,000 people. There are four known active cases. The last case was reported Nov. 19.

  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 211 cases, rate of 106 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 212 cases. There are 20 known active cases. The last case was reported Nov. 20.

  • Timiskaming Health Unit: 19 cases, rate of 58.1 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 18 cases. There is one known active case. The last case was reported Nov. 15.

  • Northwestern Health Unit: 92 cases, rate of 104.9 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 94 confirmed cases and two probable cases. There are 12 known active cases. The last case was reported Nov. 19.

  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 198 cases, rate of 132 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 200 cases. There are 58 known active cases. The last cases were reported Nov. 19.

The Ontario rate of infection is 678.1.


Erika Engel

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