Ontario Reports 102 New COVID-19 Cases, Slight Drop From Previous Day

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Ontario is reporting 102 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, a slight decrease from the previous day.

“Locally, 30 of the province’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, 17 of which are not reporting any new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted.

The Ministry of Health also reports a decrease of one death, against four deaths recorded on Tuesday.

The decrease in deaths could come from corrections or updates to data that may result in the deletion and / or updating of case records from earlier records, according to the ministry.

The province reported 125 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, the highest daily number of infections in more than three weeks.

Ontario reported 99 new cases of the virus Monday, 81 Sunday and 106 Saturday.

In the Greater Toronto Area, 33 new cases were recorded in Toronto on Wednesday, 18 in Peel Region, three in York Region, one in Durham and one in Halton.

There was a notable increase in new cases in Huron Perth with 17 infections, up from a new case 24 hours earlier.

Huron Perth Public Health issued a press release on Monday saying the community is seeing an increase in cases in southern Huron County.

“All of these cases are associated with a workplace outbreak in Bluewater / South Huron, and many of them are clusters within the same households,” the press release said. “These cases are also linked to a larger number of cases in southwestern Ontario.

Ottawa also saw an increase in the number of new cases with 18 from eight the day before.

Most of the new cases reported in the province (42) were in people aged 20 to 39 years.

Provincial labs processed more than 25,000 tests Wednesday, an increase from more than 23,000 tests performed the day before.

More than 15,000 tests are currently under investigation.

According to the province’s epidemiological summary, a further 89 patients have recovered from the virus and the number of remaining active cases in Ontario has increased from 14 to 965.

To date, there are a total of 40,972 cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 2,792 deaths and 37,215 cases resolved since January 25, when Ontario’s index case was identified.

There are currently 42 people being treated for the virus in Ontario hospitals, 15 of those patients are in the intensive care unit and 10 are breathing using a ventilator.

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