Ontario Records Slight Drop in COVID-19 Patients, Passes 100 Cases on Day 3


TORONTO – Ontario saw a slight drop in COVID-19 cases on Sunday, but the number of new patients remains above 100. Health officials have confirmed 116 more cases of novel coronavirus infection, a slight decrease from 124 patients on Saturday. One additional death has also been reported.

It will be the third day in a row that the province has recorded more than 100 new daily cases of the disease since it entered double digits on Wednesday and Thursday.

Saturday’s new patients bring the total number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ontario to 39,449, including 2,778 deaths and 35,359 recoveries.

The majority of new infections affect people between the ages of 20 and 39. According to the province’s epidemiological report, 46 of Sunday’s cases were found in this demographic. Twenty-nine cases involved people aged 40 to 59, while 26 involved people under 20.

Thirteen patients were over 60 years old.

There are currently 72 people in the hospital being treated for COVID-19. Of these patients, 26 are in the intensive care unit and 14 are breathing using a ventilator.

“Hospitalizations ICU admissions and ventilated patients remain broadly stable today,” Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a social media post.

Elliott also said no new issues will be released on Monday due to the holidays.

“Ontario, please enjoy a safe and healthy long weekend. Tomorrow’s figures will be released on Tuesday. ”

Where are the cases of COVID-19 in Ontario?

Twenty-seven of the province’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases of COVID-19, while 16 are not reporting any new cases.

Of the new cases reported Sunday, 20 were in York Region, while 14 were in Peel, four in Durham and nine in Toronto.

Windsor-Essex, the only region still in Stage 2 of the province’s economic reopening plan, has recorded 13 new cases of COVID-19.

Other regions reporting more than 10 new coronavirus patients are Ottawa (16) and Chatham-Kent (14).

Test of COVID-19 in Ontario

More than 2.2 million COVID-19 tests have been performed in Ontario since the virus arrived in Ontario at the end of January.

In the past 24 hours, just over 30,000 tests have been performed.

At 10:30 am Sunday, 17,839 test samples are still under investigation.


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