Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 1,859 new coronavirus cases setting single-day record

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario confirms new case of super-contagious COVID-19 variant in three regions
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario confirms new case of super-contagious COVID-19 variant in three regions

Ontario reported 1,859 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 125,385.

It marks the largest single-day increase in cases to date, ahead of 1,855 on Nov. 27.

“Locally, there are 504 new cases in Toronto, 463 in Peel and 198 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

“There are 1,624 more resolved cases.”

A total of 106,416 cases are considered resolved, which is 84.9 per cent of all confirmed cases.

Twenty new deaths were also reported on Saturday bringing the provincial death toll to 3,757.

Nearly 59,400 additional tests were completed in the last day which is a single-day record. Ontario has now completed a total of 6,522,055 tests, while 63,193 remain under investigation.

The newly reported numbers are valid as of Friday afternoon.

Hospitalizations top 700
There are 709 people hospitalized with the virus (up by 35), with 202 in intensive care (down by five) and 116 on ventilators (no change).

Here is a breakdown of Ontario’s cases by age and gender:

61,153 people are male
63,487 people are female
15,244 people are 19 and under
45,895 people are 20 to 39
35,934 people are 40 to 59
18,085 people are 60 to 79
10,210 people are 80 and over

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