Coronavirus Canada update: Ontario sees 8.7 per cent increase in cases

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Coronavirus Canada update: Ontario sees 8.7 per cent increase in cases
Coronavirus Canada update: Ontario sees 8.7 per cent increase in cases

An additional 379 cases have been identified in Ontario, officials announced on Tuesday. Furthermore, 21 more people with COVID-19 have died.

Of the total cases, 46.8 per cent are male while 52.7 per cent are female (26 cases did not have gender specified). The Greater Toronto Area public health unit accounts for 51.5 per cent of all cases.

Those diagnosed with COVID-19 got the virus through a range of transmission methods: 19.1 per cent had travelled in the previous 14 days prior to their illness, 14.7 per cent were in contact with a confirmed case, 19.1 per cent were exposed in the community, and information is pending on the remaining 47 per cent of cases.

There are 614 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Ontario; 233 are in ICU and of those cases, 187 are on a ventilator.

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