Ottawa, Toronto and Peel remain hot spots as Ontario reports 118 new cases of COVID-19


Ontario’s latest COVID-19 numbers returned to triple digits on Thursday, with 118 new cases reported.Yesterday we saw a brief drop below 100, with 88 cases reported. The previous five days, all have seen more than 100 cases.

Toronto, Ottawa and the Region of Peel remain the regions with the bulk of new infections. Of the 118 new cases, 36 are in Toronto, 19 in Peel and 22 in Ottawa.

Twenty-eight of Ontario’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer cases, while 18 of those 29 saw no new infections.

Ontario has now recorded a total of 41,813 confirmed cases of the virus since the outbreak began in late January.

At the same time, the number of tests being processed rose from 22,000 yesterday to 28,600 Thursday.

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.


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