Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 1,676 new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations near 800

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Coronavirus: B.C. adds 357 cases of COVID-19, lowest single-day total since February
Coronavirus: B.C. adds 357 cases of COVID-19, lowest single-day total since February

Ontario reported 1,676 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 130,910.

Tuesday’s case count is a decrease from Monday’s which saw 1,925 new infections and marked a record in the province. On Sunday, 1,924 cases were recorded and 1,859 on Saturday.

According to Tuesday’s provincial report, 588 cases were recorded in Toronto, 349 in Peel Region and 141 in York Region.

All other public health units in Ontario reported under 100 new cases.

The death toll in the province has risen to 3,808 as 10 more deaths were reported.

Ontario has 794 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 (up by 69 from the previous day), with 219 patients in an intensive care unit (up by six) and 132 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by 11).

The government said 39,198 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 40,732 tests that need results. A total of 6,665,787 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, 110,951 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 85 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,549 from the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 16,151, up from the previous day at 16,034, and up from last Tuesday at 14,197.

The seven-day average is now at 1,816, down by four from yesterday. The seven-day average one week ago was 1,670 which shows a growth in positive cases.

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