Coronavirus Canada Udaptes: Ontario reports most daily deaths in almost two weeks, active cases continue to decline

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario breaks another COVID-19 record with more than 1,400 new cases
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario breaks another COVID-19 record with more than 1,400 new cases

Ontario reported nine fatalities, 118 new cases and 202 recently recovered patients in its latest 24-hour stretch.

There are now 1,673 active cases in the province, the fewest since March 31.

The recent update to its death toll, which stands at 2,700, is the largest the province has recorded since June 25.

According to the Ministry of Health, five of the deaths involved residents in long-term care facilities. Of the nine fatalities, eight involved people who were at least 80 years old, and the other is a person between 40-59 years old.

Among the recently identified 118 new cases are 35 people between the ages of 40-59 years old, the most of any age group. There are also 34 people between the 20-39. Of the province’s newest cases, 93 of them are located in the Greater Toronto Area. The latest patients were identified after the province completed 22,832 tests, which marks the first time this week that it’s performed over 20,000 tests.

Throughout the pandemic, Ontario has identified 36,178 cases of COVID-19, which includes 31,805 people who have recovered. Of the 1,673 active patients, there are 123 people in hospital (down by eight since Tuesday), which includes 35 people in ICU (up by one) and 26 who require a ventilator (up by two).

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there are 26 active outbreaks among facilities around the province (down by four). There remain 144 active cases among residents (down by 16) and 217 among staff (down by 32).

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