Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario reports its most cases this week, most fatalities in two weeks

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Coronavirus Canada Live: 93 more COVID-19 cases in Ottawa
Coronavirus Canada Live: 93 more COVID-19 cases in Ottawa

Ontario announced 206 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 fatalities, increasing its totals to 33,301 and 2,595, respectively.

The increase in cases is the largest Ontario has reported this week, after going six straight days of recording under 200 cases. The new patients were identified after the province completed 27,383 tests, which is also a high in the past seven days.

Saturday’s death toll is the most the province has recorded since June 6. According to the Ministry of Health, only six of those were in long-term care facilities. One person died in the 40-59 age bracket, but the majority of the deaths (24 of 31) were at least 80 years old.

Of the 206 new cases of COVID-19 that were recorded in Ontario, 111 of them were under the age of 40.

Eight-two people between the ages of 20-39 were infected in the province’s latest 24-hour stretch, which is the most of any age group. There were 45 cases among people at least 60 years old, and 29 cases among those who were 19 or younger. Fifty-two cases were reported among those 40-59 years old.

Of the 206 new cases, 143 of them are located in the Greater Toronto Area.

Among the province’s total cases, there are 28,468 people who have recovered from the respiratory virus, an increase of 218 since Friday. Of the province’s 2,238 active cases (the fewest since April 3), there are 333 people in hospital (an increase of two), which includes 80 people in ICU (down by two) and 63 who require a ventilator (down by two).

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