Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 998 new coronavirus cases, 13 more deaths

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 1,707 new COVID-19 cases as ICU admissions climb to 2nd-wave high
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 1,707 new COVID-19 cases as ICU admissions climb to 2nd-wave high

Public Health Ontario is reporting 998 new cases of COVID-19 today as well as 948 recoveries and 13 deaths.

The province has reported the deaths of one person between 40 and 59 years old, four people between 60 and 79 years old, and eight people over the age of 80 today.

Since yesterday, 33 more people were reported hospitalized with the coronavirus and five COVID patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

Based on a breakdown of cases by health unit, 350 of today’s cases are from Toronto, 269 are from Peel, 71 are from York Region, 45 are from Ottawa, and 47 are from Halton.

Of the 998 cases reported by the province’s public health agency, 361 individuals are between 20 and 39 years old and 257 individuals are between 40 and 59 years old.

The province has confirmed 68 new school-related cases today, including at least 37 student cases. There have been 2,543 school-related cases reported to date, and 897 of those were reported in the last 14 days. There is one school closed because of COVID-19. Cases have been confirmed at 580 Ontario schools.

There were 20 more cases identified in licensed child care settings in today’s report. There are currently 22 child care centres closed in Ontario because of COVID-19 cases.

There are currently 8,358 active, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. There are 381 people hospitalized with the virus, including 86 COVID patients in intensive care units and 48 COVID patients on ventilators.

The province has reported 35,754 tests have been processed since yesterday’s report, and another 41,787 tests are awaiting processing. Ontario labs have processed 5.26 million COVID tests over the course of the pandemic.

Approximately 3.7 per cent of the people tested for COVID-19 test positive, according to the latest provincial positivity rate reported.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 80,690 cases of COVID-19 in the province since the start of the pandemic. Of those cases, 69,137 are reported as recovered and 3,195 people have died.

The breakdown for the Northern Ontario health units, at the time of today’s provincial update, is:

Algoma Public Health: 46 cases, rate of 40.2 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 47 cases. There are four known active cases. The last case was reported Nov. 4.

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 46 cases, rate of 35.5 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 48 cases. There is one known active case. The last case was reported Nov. 4.

Porcupine Health Unit: 99, rate of 118.6 per 100,000 population. There are four known active cases. The last case was reported Nov. 1.

Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 133 cases, rate of 66.8 per 100,000 population. There are nine known active cases. The last case was reported Nov. 4.

Timiskaming Health Unit: 17 cases, rate of 52 per 100,000. There are no known active cases. The last case was reported Oct. 5.

Northwestern Health Unit: 76 cases, rate of 86.7 per 100,000. The health unit has also reported 77cases and two probable cases. There are three known active cases. The last case was reported Nov. 4.

Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 117 cases, rate of 78 per 100,000. There are no known active cases.

The Ontario rate of infection is 542.8.

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