Ontario Records 88 New COVID-19 Cases, Mostly in Toronto, Peel and Ottawa


Ontario reported 88 more cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, a slight decrease in new cases after five consecutive triple-digit days.As the prevailing trends in recent days, the majority of newly confirmed infections of the novel coronavirus are concentrated in three public health units, namely Toronto, Peel and Ottawa. The regions reported 23, 22 and 16 additional cases respectively in today’s provincial update.

The rest is distributed in the south of the province.

Twenty-nine of Ontario’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer cases, while 20 of those 29 saw no new infections.

Ontario has now registered a total of 41,695 confirmed cases of the virus since the outbreak began in late January. Of these, about 90.8% are considered resolved. Another 115 were marked resolved yesterday.

There are currently approximately 1,030 confirmed and active cases across the province.

The official death toll from COVID-19 in Ontario has increased by two, and now stands at 2,802. A CBC News tally based on data from public health units, a measure that avoids delays in the health care system. provincial declaration, puts the actual balance at 2,836.

Meanwhile, the province’s laboratory network yesterday processed nearly 22,000 test samples for the novel coronavirus.

All of the numbers used in this story can be found in the Department of Health’s daily update, which includes data up to 4 p.m. the previous day. The number of cases for a particular region on any given day may differ from what is reported by the local public health unit, which often avoids delays in the provincial system.

Premier Doug Ford is scheduled to hold his daily COVID-19 briefing at 1 p.m. at Queen’s Park. Ford’s office says he will be joined by Education Minister Stephen Lecce, as well as Dr. Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner of Ontario, and Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health for the province.

You can watch it live in this story.


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