Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario confirms 119 new COVID-19 cases today

Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario sees 4,301 new cases of COVID-19 over 2 days as provincewide lockdown begins
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario sees 4,301 new cases of COVID-19 over 2 days as provincewide lockdown begins

Ontario is reporting 119 new cases of COVID-19 today, and one new death related to the novel coronavirus.

Nearly 74 per cent of the cases announced today came from three health units. Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported 40 new cases, Toronto Public Health reported 20, and Ottawa Public Health reported 28.

Ninety of today’s cases are individuals between 20 and 59 years old.

The province also reported one more death today – an individual between the ages of 40 and 59.

Ontario has reported 38,799 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Of those, 34,461 (88.8 per cent) are now listed as recovered, and 2,764 have ended in death.

There are 1,574 active, lab-confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Ontario currently, with at least 82 hospitalizations. Today’s epidemiological report notes 34 of Ontario’s hospitals didn’t report their COVID-19 patient counts over the weekend, so the number of hospitalizations will likely jump tomorrow once all hospitals report.

Since last report, Public Health Ontario confirmed there were 24,664 more coronavirus tests processed. The province’s labs have processed results for more than two million tests to date.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 647 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region to date, with 616 of those reported in Simcoe County.

Thirty-six people have died in Simcoe County and Muskoka and the health unit has reported 573 recoveries. The incidence rate for Simcoe-Muskoka region is 108.5 cases per 100,000 people in the population.

There are 37 active cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County including four people hospitalized, according to the health unit’s July 24 epidemiological report. There is one active, hospitalized case in Muskoka District.

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