Ontario reported another 2,632 cases of COVID-19 and 46 more deaths of people with the illness on Thursday.
According to the Ministry of Health, the total case count in today’s provincial update included 102 infections in Toronto that were previously unreported due to a technical issue.
The new cases include 897 in Toronto, 412 in Peel Region, 245 in York Region, 162 in Ottawa and 118 in Waterloo Region.
Other public health units that saw double-digit increases were:
Durham Region: 92
Niagara Region: 90
Simcoe Muskoka: 70
Halton Region: 52
Eastern Ontario: 32
Haliburton, Kawartha and Pine Ridge: 31
Brant County: 13
(Note: All of the figures used in this story are found on the Ministry of Health’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.)
The five public health units that currently have the most new cases per capita are:
Windsor Essex: 289 new cases weekly per 100,000 people
Lambton: 250 new cases weekly per 100,000 people
Peel Region: 236 new cases weekly per 100,000 people
Niagara Region: 220 new cases weekly per 100,000 people
Toronto: 182 new cases weekly per 100,000 people
The cases come as Ontario’s network of labs processed 70,256 test samples for the virus, notably more than on each of the last four days. The labs reported a test positivity rate of 4.3 per cent.
The seven-day average of daily cases — which helps clarify long-term trends in the data — fell to 2,751, marking 10 straight days of decreases in that figure.