Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 1,848 new coronavirus cases, 45 deaths

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 1,848 new coronavirus cases, 45 deaths
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 1,848 new coronavirus cases, 45 deaths

Ontario reported 1,848 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 136,631.

Friday’s case count is a decrease from Thursday’s which saw a record breaking 1,983 new cases. On Wednesday, 1,890 cases were recorded and 1,676 on Tuesday.

According to Friday’s provincial report, 469 cases were recorded in Toronto, 386 in Peel Region, 205 in York Region and 106 in Windsor-Essex.

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

The death toll in the province has risen to 3,916 as 45 more deaths were reported — the highest increase in deaths in the second wave. The most deaths ever recorded in a single-day in Ontario was on April 30 with 86 deaths.

Ontario has 808 people hospitalized with COVID-19 (down by 21 from the previous day), with 235 patients in an intensive care unit (up by seven) and 124 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by eight).

The government said 63,051 tests were processed in the last 24 hours which sets the record for tests within a single day. The previous record for tests was on Thursday with 61,051 tests which detected 1,983 new cases.

There is currently a backlog of 69,280 tests that need results. A total of 6,839,193 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, 116,432 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 85 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,753 from the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 16,283, up from the previous day at 16,233, and up from last Friday at 14,997.

The seven-day average is now at 1,872 — which is an all-time high and is up from yesterday at 1,862. The seven-day average one week ago was 1,759.

Here is a breakdown of the total cases in Ontario by gender and age:

66,834 people are male — an increase of 943 cases.
68,966 people are female — an increase of 880 cases.
16,987 people are 19 and under — an increase of 282 cases.
49,982 people are 20 to 39 — an increase of 709 cases.
39,201 people are 40 to 59 — an increase of 515 cases.
19,712 people are 60 to 79 — an increase of 256 cases.
10,728 people are 80 and over — an increase of 87 cases.
The province notes that not all cases have a reported age or gender.

The province notes that the number of cases publicly reported each day may not align with case counts reported by the local public health unit on a given day. Local public health units report when they were first notified of a case, which can be updated and changed as information becomes available. Data may also be pulled at different times.

The newly reported numbers for Friday’s report were pulled from the provincial database Thursday afternoon. Hospitalization numbers are valid as of Wednesday.

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