NRPH reports 20 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday as the number of active infections continue to drop.
There are 177 confirmed active cases, down from over 200 last week.
Two of Thursday’s reported cases were found in Thorold, bringing the town’s historic total to 105.
– Public Health Ontario has confirmed 1,210 new cases of COVID-19 today and reported 28 deaths and 1,376 recoveries.
The deaths reported today include one person between the ages of 40 and 59 years old, seven people between the ages of 60 and 79 years old, and 20 people over the age of 80 years old.
There were 62 people hospitalized with the coronavirus since yesterday’s report.
Both the number of active cases and the number of people currently hospitalized has decreased from yesterday, but the number of patients on ventilators and in intensive care units has increased.
There are 12,628 active, lab-confirmed cases (down from 12,822 yesterday), and of those 526 are hospitalized, down from 535 yesterday. There are 146 COVID patients in intensive care units (up from 127 yesterday) and 88 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 78 yesterday).
Of the cases reported by the province today, 346 are from Toronto, 361 are from Peel, and 143 are from York Region.
Ontario confirmed 91 school-related cases, including 75 students and 16 staff. There were 10 new cases reported in licensed child care settings.
Public health labs processed 41,838 tests since last report resulting in a 4.1 per cent positivity rate.
To date the province has confirmed 99,372 COVID-19 cases and reported 83,301 recoveries and 3,443 deaths.