Ontario Confirms 158 New COVID-19 Cases, Majority Reported In GTA

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TORONTO – Ontario on Sunday confirmed 158 new cases of COVID-19, with the majority of infections reported in the Greater Toronto Area. The new cases mark a slight drop from the 169 infections reported on Saturday, the highest daily number of patients recorded since the end of July.

At the same time, the province appears to be seeing a slight upward trend in new coronavirus cases, with 148 new cases confirmed on Friday, 132 on Thursday, 133 on Wednesday and 112 on Tuesday.

This is the 11th day in a row that the daily number of reported COVID-19 cases in Ontario has exceeded 100. The last time the number of cases dropped into double digits was August 26 and before that it was August 20.

The new COVID-19 patients confirmed on Sunday are mostly between 20 and 39 years old.

According to the latest epidemiological report, 79 of the new coronavirus patients belong to this age group. Twenty-nine are under 20, 30 are between 40 and 59 and 12 are between 60 and 79.

There are only eight new COVID-19 patients over the age of 80.

Sunday morning, 52 people are treated for the disease in hospital. Of these patients, 15 are in the intensive care unit and nine are breathing using a ventilator.

However, health officials say about 30 hospitals did not submit data as of September 4.

“We predict that the number of inpatients may increase as the compliance statement increases,” officials said in their daily report.

Where are the COVID-19 cases?

The majority of confirmed cases on Sunday were reported in the GTA. Forty-nine of them were in Toronto, 44 ​​in Peel Region and 16 in York Region.

Ottawa appears to be the only city outside the GTA to record more than 10 cases of COVID-19. Health officials said that in the past 24 hours, 21 new infections had been confirmed in the region.

Twenty-nine of Ontario’s 34 public health units report five or fewer cases, while another 20 report no new cases.

COVD-19 test in Ontario

Officials have performed more than 3.1 million COVID-19 tests since the first patient was diagnosed with the disease in Ontario.

In the past 24 hours, more than 28,900 tests have been performed.

There are approximately 17,700 tests still under investigation.

Officials will not release any data on Ontario’s COVID-19 on the holiday Monday, preferring to provide the data on Tuesday instead.

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