Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario records over 300 cases for the first time since early June

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ottawa reports 82 new coronavirus cases
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ottawa reports 82 new coronavirus cases

On Monday, Ontario announced that they recorded 313 new cases of COVID-19 in the province’s latest 24-hour stretch.

It’s the largest daily increase in cases the province has recorded since June 6, which was also the last time that it surpassed the 300-case mark.

It’s now the fourth day in a row that it has reported at least 200 cases. Before the recent stretch, the province had not posted over 200 cases since June 29.

Of the most recent 313 new cases, 112 were identified in Toronto, 71 in Peel, 60 in Ottawa and 13 in York. All of the other 31 public health units reported fewer than 10 new cases, while 15 of them reported no new cases at all. A community outbreak at Western University was also recently declared by the Middlesex-London Health Unit, which reported six cases on Monday.

The most recent patients were identified after 29,540 tests for COVID-19 were completed, the fewest over the past four days. It leads to a positivity rate of 1.1 per cent, the highest since June 23.

Of the recent group of patients, 167 of them were among those 20-39 year old, the most of any age group, followed by 71 cases among those 40-59 years old. One of the cases is a long-term care resident, and one is a health-care worker.

In the latest 24-hour stretch, the province also reported one more fatality, which increases the death toll to 2,816. One-hundred and thirty-three more patients have recovered in the province’s latest 24-hour stretch.

Throughout Ontario, there are now 2,027 active cases of COVID-19, the most since June 30. Toronto leads the way with 625 currently infected patients, followed by Peel (517), Ottawa (318) and York (159). All of the other 30 public health units have fewer than 70.

Of the currently infected individuals, there are 47 in hospital, which includes 17 in intensive care and eight who require a ventilator. The Ministry of Health did note that about 35 hospitals did not provide data over the weekend.

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