Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 1,009 new coronavirus cases, a drop due to technical issues

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Strong demand for COVID-19 vaccines for kids 12 to 17, Montreal health unit says
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Strong demand for COVID-19 vaccines for kids 12 to 17, Montreal health unit says

Ontario reported 1,009 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 106,510.

Tuesday’s case count is a significant decrease from Monday which saw 1,589 new infections and marked the largest single-day increase to date. However, the provincial government indicated there were technical issues with cases reported for Monday and Tuesday.

“Due to technical issues, instead of including cases up until 12 p.m. on November 22, yesterday’s report contained cases reported in CCM up until 8:30 p.m. on November 22, resulting in an overestimate of the daily counts yesterday, and an underestimate of the daily counts today,” the government said.

According to Tuesday’s provincial report, 497 cases were recorded in Toronto, 175 in Peel Region and 118 in York Region and 40 in Waterloo Region.

All other public health units in Ontario reported under 40 new cases.

The death toll in the province has risen to 3,519 as 14 more deaths were reported.

Ontario has 534 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 (up by by 27 from the previous day), with 159 patients in an intensive care unit (up by three) and 91 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by one). Hospitalizations have overall steadily increased over the past several weeks.

More than 27,000 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. The government has previously said it hoped to increase testing capacity to 68,000 per day by mid-November.

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