Ontario Reports 538 New COVID-19 Cases, Toronto Is Half

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Ontario reported 538 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and three new deaths, with Toronto still accounting for half of all new infections.

“Locally, there are 229 new cases in Toronto including 101 in Peel, 66 in Ottawa and 43 in York Region,” Elliott said on Twitter. “(Sixty percent) of current cases involve people under the age of 40. ”

The province reported 625 new cases on Wednesday, 554 on Tuesday and a record 700 on Monday.

Provincial laboratories processed 39,600 test samples, up from 35,000 a day earlier.

A total of 515 people have recovered from the infection, resulting in a net increase in active cases of 20 for the day.

Yesterday, provincial health officials released new modeling suggesting the province could see up to 1,000 cases per day from early to mid-October.

Despite this, the Prime Minister said on Wednesday that the time was not right to return to Stage 2 of the reopening, which would end activities such as indoor dining, going to the movies, attendance. bars and exercises in gyms.

UHN epidemiologist Dr Isaac Bogoch told CP24 that further measures beyond what has already been adopted in the province will likely be needed to reduce the number of cases.

“We know what can happen in the next two weeks and then the weeks and months to come, it’s never too late to pivot, turn around when you take the wrong path and we can certainly strategize. to master this. ”

More soon.

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