UPDATE: 67 percent of new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario among people under 40; Ottawa reports 27% drop in new daily cases


This is the second day Ontario reported in the 200s and the fourth day it reported a steady climb.

The daily number of COVID-19 in Ontario continues to rise as the province reports 232 new cases in the province, including 27 in Ottawa.According to Saturday’s report, that’s 19 more cases than what was reported on Friday – which was 213 – which is a difference of almost 9% between the two days.

The last time a similar number of new cases were reported in the province was on June 9, with 230 new cases.

This is the second day Ontario reported in the 200s and the fourth day it reported a steady climb.

This brings the number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 44,300.

A new death was recorded on Saturday.

The total number of cases in Ottawa now stands at 3,227 – an increase of about 1% since Friday.

Active cases in the city now stand at 255 and the toll remains at 267; no new deaths have been reported in Ottawa, according to Ottawa Public Health.

Health Minister Christine Elliott reports that 67% of cases in the province involve people under the age of 40.

In addition, 27 public health units across the province are reporting five or fewer cases, and 14 are not reporting any new ones.

So far, 39,717 cases in Ontario have been resolved, meaning almost 90% of cases have been resolved.

Forty-three people remain in hospital (six less than yesterday), including 12 in the ICU (six less than yesterday) and eight people remain on a ventilator (one less than yesterday).

In Ontario, the highest number of active cases is seen in the 20-29 age group with 540 active cases. Next comes the under 20 age group, which reports 302 active cases.

In Ottawa, the greatest number of new cases are among 20-29 year olds with 10 reported cases, followed by 10-19 year olds with six new cases and 30-39 year olds with four new cases.

Ottawa also has one less person in the hospital, with a total of 10. Two people remain in the ICU.

Three new cases were observed in the 0-9 age group; one case each was observed among the 40-49, 60-69 and 80-89 cohorts. One case is of unknown age.

There have been 35,618 ongoing tests since Friday, bringing the total number of tests completed to 3,281,455.

There are now 20 ongoing outbreaks in health care and child care facilities in Ottawa – five more since Friday.


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