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

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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 is seeing another record-breaking day with more than 1,400 new COVID-19 cases.

Provincial health officials logged 1,426 new infections of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, marking the sixth straight day of case counts reaching the quadruple digits.

Ontario set a new single-day record when 1,388 cases were confirmed on Tuesday. Before that, the province saw 1,242 cases logged on Monday, 1,328 on Sunday, 1,132 on Saturday, 1,003 on Friday and 998 on Thursday.

Ontario’s seven-day average for number of cases reported continues to climb and is now 1,216, up from 971 at this point last week.

Wednesday’s report brings the province’s total number of lab-confirmed cases to 88,209, including deaths and recoveries.

Fifteen new deaths linked to the disease were logged by provincial health officials on Wednesday, bringing Ontario’s death toll to 3,275. Seven of the deaths confirmed on Wednesday were residents of long-term care homes in the province.

Officials deemed 886 more cases to be resolved as of Wednesday, bringing the number of recovered patients in the province to 74,303.

There are currently 10,631 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Ontario.

At the end of October, the Ontario government’s official modelling table released new projections for the spread of the disease, providing three different scenarios for what would happen over the next month.

In the most pessimistic scenarios, the province was projected to see its daily case counts rise to 1,000 or 1,200 per day. The modelling also suggested that the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units would only cross the 150-patient threshold in the “worst-case scenario” of average daily case growth hitting 1,200 per day.

According to the province’s data released on Wednesday, at least 424 COVID-19 patients are being treated in Ontario hospitals. Of those patients, 88 are in intensive care and 57 of those 88 are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.

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