Ontario Reports Lowest Number of New COVID-19 Cases in Three Weeks

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TORONTO –
The number of COVID-19 cases in one day in Ontario has dropped significantly, with provincial health officials confirming 347 new cases and 45 more deaths.

This is the lowest number of patients registered in a single day since April 6.

After a peak last week, the province experienced a three-day decrease in the number of new coronaviruses until Tuesday, when 525 new patients were reported, as well as a record number of deaths in a single day.

Authorities on Tuesday urged residents not to draw any conclusions based on the peak of cases and deaths.

“We have always said that data collection systems change and vary,” said Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario. “Some of these flaws, these things of a day, need to be looked at, but it’s the general trend that is important to see. “

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario now stands at 15,728, including 996 deaths and 9,612 recoveries.

DAILY BREAKDOWN: Spread of COVID-19 in Ontario

According to Wednesday’s epidemiological summary, another person aged 20 to 39 died. The seven COVID-19 patients in this age group represent the youngest in the province to succumb to the virus.

Of those who died, health officials said about 680 were 80 or older.

Two hundred and sixty-four of the deceased are between 60 and 70 years of age, while 45 of the deceased are between 40 and 59 years of age.

No deaths have been reported in patients under the age of 20.

Quick facts about all COVID-19 patients in Ontario:

• 41.6% of all patients in the province are men and 57.5% are women – 141 cases did not specify male or female

• 44.9% of all patients are 60 years of age or older – seven cases have not specified their age

• 2.3% of all patients are 19 years of age or younger

• 22.8% of all patients are between 20 and 39 years old

• 30.6% of all patients are between 40 and 59 years old

• 22.2% of all patients are between 60 and 79 years old

• 22.7% of all patients are 80 years of age or older

• Greater Toronto area public health units account for 59.2% of all cases

• 13.9% reduction on all patients are healthcare workers

• 8.7% of all patients had traveled in the 14 days preceding their illness

• 19.9% ​​of all patients were in contact with an already confirmed case

• 37.5% of all patients were exposed to the community

• 33.9% of all patients had exposure information listed as pending

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