Coronavirus Canada updates: Another 100+ increase in daily cases for Ontario, primarily among six regions

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Another 100+ increase in daily cases for Ontario, primarily among six regions
Coronavirus Canada updates: Another 100+ increase in daily cases for Ontario, primarily among six regions

Ontario reported 116 new cases, one death and 122 recently recovered patients in its latest 24-hour stretch.

It’s now the third straight day that the province has recorded at least 100 daily cases, after two straight days of being below that mark. Before the recent stretch, it had not recorded fewer than 100 cases since March 24.

The most recent patients were recorded primarily among six public health units: 20 in York, 16 in Ottawa, 15 in Chatham-Kent, 14 in Peel, 13 in Windsor-Essex, and nine in Toronto, according to the Ministry of Health. Twenty-seven of the province’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer cases, while 16 of them reported zero.

The patients were identified after the province completed 30,443 tests for COVID-19 in its latest 24-hour stretch.

It’s unclear what’s behind the most recent jump spike in York, but the region only trails Toronto and Peel for total cases throughout the pandemic. Earlier this week, Ottawa health officials said they’re seeing an increase in cases related to private house gatherings.

In total, Ontario has had 39,449 cases of COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic. That includes 2,778 victims and 35,359 recovered patients.

Of the province’s 1,312 active cases of COVID-19, there are 72 people in hospital (down by one since Saturday), which includes 26 people in intensive care (down by one), and 14 who require a ventilator (up by two).

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there are 20 active outbreaks among facilities in the province, (up by one). In those facilities, there remain 10 residents who are currently infected as well as 37 staff members.

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