Ontario sees 158 new COVID-19 cases, marking triple-digit day 11


Ontario reported 158 more cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, marking the 11th day of the triple-digit daily count of cases.After processing nearly 29,000 tests for the virus, 28 of the province’s 34 health units reported five or fewer cases, Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a series of tweets. Of these 28 units, 19 reported no new cases.

The majority of cases continue to be concentrated in Toronto, Peel Region, Ottawa and York Region with 49, 44, 21 and 16 cases, respectively.

Sunday’s update brings Ontario’s cumulative total to 43,161 cases since the outbreak began in late January. Of these, 90.2% are considered resolved.

Sunday’s update also showed that a significant number of new cases were in the 20-39 age group, accounting for 79 of the day’s total number of cases.

There are currently 1,390 active confirmed cases in Ontario, primarily in Peel Region and Toronto.

The number of hospitalized patients fell to 52 from 58 reported on Saturday. However, one more patient is on a ventilator. Nine people are currently ventilated and 15 people are in intensive care units.

The province has confirmed two more deaths from the new coronavirus, bringing the current toll to 2,813.

A CBC News tally, based on data from public health units, puts the actual toll at 2,851, a figure that has remained unchanged since Friday.


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