Ontario announced 125 new cases of COVID-19 in its latest 24-hour stretch, which marks its largest spike since July 31.
Windsor-Essex led the way with 28 new cases, as health officials continue to test those in the region’s agri-farm sector, which has a large temporary foreign worker presence. Toronto Public Health announced 27 new cases, while Peel had 17 and the region of Waterloo had 12. Twenty-seven of Ontario’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer cases, while 16 of them reported no new cases at all.
Of the recent patients, 41 of them are between 20-39 years old, the most of any age demographic. There were also 23 cases among those 19 and under, and 22 among those 40-59.
The latest cases were identified after Ontario labs completed 23,067 tests for the respiratory virus.
Four more patients have also died in the province’s latest 24-hour stretch, increasing the COVID-19-related death toll to 2,793.
Throughout the pandemic, Ontario has had 40,870 cases of COVID-19. That includes 37,126 people who have recovered, after health officials resolved 90 more cases since Monday.
Of the 951 active cases that remain in the province, there are 41 patients in hospital, which includes 15 in intensive care and 10 who require a ventilator.
According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there are 12 active outbreaks in facilities around the province. Three residents are currently infected, along with 30 staff members.