Ontario recorded 170 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths in its latest 24-hour stretch.
It’s the most daily cases the province has reported since June 29. The patients were identified after the Ministry of Health completed 26,326 tests, which is above its current seven-day average of 21,569.
The majority of the cases were reported in the Windsor-Essex region, with 86 new cases in that area. New cases were also reported in Toronto (27), Peel Region (28), York Region (7) and Durham Region (5). All other regions had zero or less than five daily cases.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said that targeted testing of temporary foreign workers on farms is continuing, in order to contain outbreaks, particularly in the Windsor-Essex region.
Of the 170 reported cases around the province, 95 of them were between the ages of 20-39 years old, the most of any age group.
Of Ontario’s 36,348 cases throughout the pandemic, there are 31,977 people who have recovered, an increase of 172 since Wednesday, while the death toll stands at 2,703. Of the 1,668 active cases that remain, there are 123 people in hospital, which includes 31 in intensive care (down by four since Wednesday) and 23 who require a ventilator (down by three).
According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there are 25 current outbreaks in facilities across the province (down by one). One-hundred forty-two residents are currently infected (down by two), as well as 211 staff members (down by six).