Ontario records decline in COVID-19 cases, but recent upward trend continues

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TORONTO – Ontario reports a drop in the number of new COVID-19 cases, but still registers an increase from trends from last week. Health officials confirmed 165 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, a decrease from the 203 cases reported on Tuesday. Of the 203 new cases yesterday, 35 were the result of a backlog in Peel Region and did not occur in the previous 24-hour period.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 207 more cases were also considered resolved in the province on Wednesday, and 28 of 34 public health regions recorded fewer than five new infections.

More than 50% of Wednesday’s new cases are in people under 40.

Although the number of new cases is down from yesterday, last week Ontario reported fewer than 129 new cases every day except Saturday when 166 infections were recorded. The province has since reported more than 135 new cases every day.

The province also recorded two more deaths related to COVID-19 in its latest report. A total of 2,755 people in Ontario have died from the novel coronavirus.

Hospitalizations for the disease increased for the second day. There are now 128 patients in Ontario hospitals with COVID-19, up from 120 reported the day before.

Of these 128 patients, 37 are treated in an intensive care unit, 19 of whom are breathing using a ventilator.

Where are the new COVID-19 cases?

According to Wednesday’s epidemiology report, these are the regions that report the most new cases:

Toronto, Region of Peel and Windsor-Essex have all been barred from moving to Stage 3 of the province’s plan to reopen due to their number of cases.

Of the new cases in Ontario, 19 were under 19, 66 were between 20 and 39, and 59 were between 40 and 59. There were 21 cases in people aged 60 years. and older.

To date, the majority of total deaths have been reported in people over the age of 70. A person under the age of 19 who had COVID-19 has died in Ontario, but it is not known whether the death was caused by illness or other health problems.

Eleven deceased patients were between 20 and 39 years old, while 114 were between 40 and 59 years old and 738 were between 60 and 79 years old.

Test of COVID-19 in Ontario

In the past 24 hours, just over 23,990 COVID-19 tests have been performed by officials.

Ontario health officials have performed more than 1.93 million tests for the disease since the pandemic was declared.

More than 18,881 tests are still under investigation.

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