Ontario reported 1,940 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, marking the second highest single-day increase, to bring the provincial total to 142,121.
Monday’s case count is a jump from Sunday’s which saw 1,677 new infections. On Saturday, 1,873 cases were recorded and 1,848 on Friday. On Thursday, 1,983 cases were recorded which set a one-day record in the province.
According to Monday’s provincial report, 544 cases were recorded in Toronto, 390 in Peel Region, 191 in York Region and 134 in Hamilton and 114 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 3,972 as 23 more deaths were reported.
Ontario has 857 people hospitalized with COVID-19 (up by 44 from the previous day), with 244 patients in an intensive care unit (down by nine) and 149 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by seven).
The province said that due to the weekend, about 40 hospitals did not input their data and hospitalizations may increase when the numbers are reported.
The government said 57,091 tests were processed in the last 24 hours which is similar to Sunday’s which saw 58,190 tests. There is currently a backlog of 32,045 tests that need results. A total of 7,019,734 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.
Meanwhile, 121,563 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 85 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,535 from the previous day.