Ontario reported another 2,408 cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of 41 more people with the illness on Wednesday.
The case count is the second-highest on a single day since the pandemic began, and a ninth consecutive day of more than 2,000 cases in the province.
Wednesday’s figure includes 629 cases in Toronto, 448 in Peel Region, 234 in Windsor-Essex, 190 in York Region, 150 in Hamilton and 136 in Durham Region.
Other public health units that saw double-digit increases were:
Halton Region: 88
Waterloo Region: 80
Niagara Region: 76
Simcoe Muskoka: 46
Thunder Bay: 18
Brant County: 14
Huron Perth: 11
(Note: All of the figures used for new cases in this story are found on the Ontario Health Ministry’s COVID-19 dashboard or in its daily epidemiologic summary. The number of cases for any region may differ from what is reported by the local public health unit because local units report figures at different times.)
Combined, they push the seven-day average to a record-high 2,304.
There are currently 19,424 confirmed, active infections of the novel coronavirus provincewide, the most at any point since the first was reported in Ontario on January 25.
Further, there are now 1,002 people in Ontario hospitals with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Of those, 275 are being treated in intensive care and 186 require the use of a ventilator to breathe — both new highs for the pandemic, according to the province’s official data.