Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 945 new COVID cases, lowest since October

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Coronavirus: Ontario reports fewer than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases for second straight day as death count remains high
Coronavirus: Ontario reports fewer than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases for second straight day as death count remains high

Public Health Ontario has reported 945 new cases of COVID-19 today (Feb. 11), which is the lowest daily report since Oct. 30.

However, today’s update notes Toronto Public Health case counts are under-reported today.

Today’s report includes 18 new deaths, nine were residents at long-term care homes.

The deaths reported today include two people between 40 and 59 years old, seven people between the ages of 60 and 79 years old, and nine people over the age of 80.

The province has reported 41 new hospitalizations since yesterday, and six new admissions of COVID-19 patients to intensive care units.

Locally, the North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit is showing 219 cases with 22 active cases. Temiskaming Health Unit has 92 cases to date with one remaining active. The Simcoe-Muskoka Health Unit reports 5,810 confirmed cases, 744 of them active.

Yesterday, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 in the region since Friday.

The Feb. 10 update provided by the province’s public health agency also reported the following data:

1,344 new recoveries

12,853 active cases, which is down from 13,270 yesterday

883 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 948 reported yesterday.
There are 299 COVID patients in intensive care units (down from 313) and 211 COVID patients on ventilators (down from 226 yesterday).

The province reported 68,812 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 2.3 per cent positivity rate.
Another 43,383 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 10 million tests have been completed.

Of the 945 new cases reported today, 112 are from Toronto, 258 cases are from Peel, 116 are from York Region, and 34 are from Simcoe-Muskoka

There are 208 active outbreaks at long-term care homes, 109 at retirement homes and 59 at hospitals.
Of the cases reported today there are 135 people under 19 years old, 390 people between 20 and 39 years old, 238 people between 40 and 59 years old, 130 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 51 people over the age of 80.
Variant of concern

The province has reported 236 lab-confirmed cases of the UK variant strain of COVID-19 (B.1.1.7).
The province has reported three cases of B.1.351 (also known as the South African variant).
According to Public Health Ontario, there are delays between specimen collection and the testing required to confirm a variant of concern. As such, the reports can change and can differ from past case counts publicly reported.

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