On Tuesday, Oct. 13, Ontario reported 1,553 new cases of COVID-19 over a two-day stretch.
That includes 807 cases that should have been announced on Thanksgiving Monday, and 746 cases as part of Tuesday’s update.
The province has now gone 16 straight days of exceeding the 500-case mark. Before the recent stretch, the province had not reported more than 500 cases since May 2.
Over the course of the most recent two-day stretch, Ontario recorded an additional 12 fatalities related to the virus, while 1,292 more patients have recovered. It means there are now 5,946 active cases province-wide.
Of the most recent 1,553 patients, 614 were identified in Toronto, 294 in Peel, 235 in Ottawa, and 98 in York.
In K-12 schools around the province, there are 72 new school cases since the last update on Oct. 9. Forty-nine are among students, eight are among staff, while the other 15 have not yet been identified by the Ministry of Health. Eleven more schools have also reported their first infections.
Since schools opened in September, there have been 948 total cases throughout 436 of its 4,828 schools.
Of the province’s 5,946 active cases, there are 230 people in hospital, which includes 60 who are in ICU and 34 who require a ventilator.