Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 1,924 new COVID cases today

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 1,924 new COVID cases today
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 1,924 new COVID cases today

Fifteen people have died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 3,772 since the pandemic began.

Public Health Ontario is reporting 1,924 new cases of COVID-19 today, which is a new daily record in the province, eclipsing the previous mark of 1,859 set just yesterday.

This is the first time the daily case count has been more than 1,900, as recent reports have typically been around 1,700 to 1,800.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says the highest number of cases today are coming out of Toronto with 568, followed by Peel Region with 477, and York Region with 249.

Fifteen more people have died from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 3,772. Approximately two-thirds of all deaths have been people living in long-term care facilities.

According to the province, 1,574 people have also recovered from the virus since yesterday’s report.

There are 15,547 active cases in Ontario at the moment.

Overall, there have now been 127,309 COVID cases in the province since the pandemic began earlier this year, with 107,990 of those people having recovered from the disease.

The province has also completed more than 6.5 million tests in that time, including 59,251 in the past 24 hours. Almost 48,000 tests are still under investigation, however.

There are currently 701 people hospitalized with the virus, although public health officials say that number is likely low as several hospitals did not submit daily bed census data for Friday. Of those patients, 204 are in intensive care, and 109 are on ventilators.

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