Ontario Reports Over 200 New Cases of COVID-19 for Third Day in a Row

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TORONTO – Ontario health officials are reporting more than 200 new cases of COVID-19 for the third day in a row. Health officials on Sunday confirmed 204 more cases of COVID-19 in the province. New cases continue to peak in numbers after several weeks of daily count of cases below 200.

The new cases of COVID-19 come after 232 were reported on Saturday and 213 on Friday. Before the previous three days, the last time Ontario saw a daily number of cases climb above 200 was on July 21, when 203 new cases were reported in a single day.

The province also reported that one more person has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 2,815.

The new infections bring the total number of laboratory-confirmed infections in the province to 44,504, including 39,841 recoveries and deaths.

Where are the new COVID-19 cases?

Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott said 27 of the province’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer new cases of the disease on Sunday, with 16 of them reporting no new cases.

Peel Region reported 35 new cases on Sunday, Ottawa 47 new cases, Toronto 63 new cases, York Region 11 new cases and Windsor-Essex 13.

Among the new patients, the majority were between 20 and 39 years old. Twenty-four new cases have been reported in people under the age of 20, while 36 have been reported in people over the age of 60.

There are currently 39 people in the hospital being treated for the disease. Fourteen of these patients are in the intensive care unit and nine are breathing using a ventilator.

Testing for COVID-19 in Ontario

More than 3.3 million COVID-19 tests have been performed in Ontario since the virus arrived in the province at the end of January.

In the past 24 hours, just over 31,000 tests have been performed.

As of 10:30 am Sunday, 26,765 test samples are still under investigation.

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