Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario sees 111 more cases

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario starts to trend over 100 daily cases once again
Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario starts to trend over 100 daily cases once again

The province reported on Thursday that 111 more cases of COVID-19 had been recorded. There were also five more deaths. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases and related deaths up to 37,163 and 2,737 respectively.

It’s the third time in the past month that Ontario has recorded 111 new cases, which is the second-lowest mark since March 25. The smallest increase was recorded Wednesday (102).

Ontario’s seven-day case average is now 116 out of 24,376 tests, the lowest it’s been since March 28, when an average of 2,606 tests were being performed.

Of the recently identified 111 patients, 64 of them were between 20-39 years old, the most of any age group. Seventy of the cases were identified in the Greater Toronto Area.

Ontario also reported 141 more recoveries, bringing the total number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 to 32,920, or 89 per cent of reported cases.

There are now 1,365 active cases in Ontario, the fewest since March 30. Among those patients are 106 people in hospital (down by nine since Wednesday), which includes 27 in intensive care (down by four) and 20 who require a ventilator (down by two).

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there are 19 active outbreaks across the province in facilities. There remains 45 active cases among residents (down by four), and 62 among staff (down by 55).

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