Ontario reports lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in 16 weeks

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TORONTO – Ontario reports a further decline in COVID-19 cases, reporting the lowest number of new infections in 16 weeks. Health officials confirmed 102 new cases of the new coronavirus on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s new cases bring the total number of infections to 37,052.

Ontario has also recorded nine new deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 2,732.

“Locally, 31 of 34 public health units in Ontario are reporting five or fewer cases, and 19 of them are not reporting any new cases,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter.

“With 135 other cases resolved, there are 33 fewer active cases in Ontario, while we continue to see a continuing decline in the number of active cases in the province. ”

It comes after authorities confirmed on Tuesday 111 new infections and reported that 96 of these cases were people under the age of 60.

Where are the new COVID-19 boxes?

According to Wednesday’s epidemiological report, 14 of the new cases were found in the region of Peel, five in the region of York, 49 in Toronto and 15 in Windsor-Essex, a region plagued by epidemics among migrant workers.

These regions were all prevented from proceeding to Step 3 of the province’s reopening plan due to their number of cases.

Of the new cases in Ontario, 10 of them were under 19, 43 of them were between 20 and 39, and 25 of them were between 40 and 59. There were 26 cases in people aged 60 years. and more.

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 died COVID-19 died in Ontario, but it is not clear if the death was from other health problems.

Eleven deceased patients were between 20 and 39 years old, while 112 were between 40 and 59 years old and 728 between 60 and 79 years old.

As of Wednesday, 115 people were in hospital due to COVID-19. Thirty-one of these patients are in the intensive care unit and 22 of them breathe with the help of ventilators.

COVID-19 tests in Ontario

In the past 24 hours, just over 23,700 COVID-19 tests have been completed by officials.

Ontario health officials have performed more than 1.75 million tests for the disease since the pandemic was declared.

More than 22,029 tests are still under study.

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