Ontario Reports 1,581 COVID-19 Cases Saturday


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This was a significant jump from the 1,396 cases reported by the province on Friday and represented a jump of 1.7% in the total number of infections.

There were 502 COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals on Saturday, including 107 in intensive care units and 66 on ventilators.

The overall death toll from COVID-19 in the province stood at 3,332, including more than 2,100 in long-term care homes.

Ottawa Public Health reported 78 new cases on Saturday, compared to 41 cases the day before.

There was one new outbreak in one health facility and five new outbreaks in daycares or schools.

Starwood of Extendicare, Ottawa’s hardest-hit long-term care home, has reported one more resident with COVID-19. Saturday’s report showed 132 residents of the home had contracted COVID-19 and 21 had died. Forty-four Starwood employees have tested positive.

Outbreaks were declared on November 12 at Barrhaven Public School, where two students tested positive, at Béatrice-Desloges Elementary School, with one student with COVID-19, at De La Découverte Elementary School , with two positive students, and the associated daycare. , La Coccinelle, with two positive pupils.

Globally, more than 53.5 million people have been infected with the virus and 1.3 million people have died, according to the Johns Hopkins University monitoring. More than 244,000 of these deaths have occurred in the United States.


Quebec health officials have also reported a record number of new cases of COVID-19, Saturday’s number of 1,448 bringing the province’s overall total to 122,643 since the start of the pandemic.

Twenty-five other deaths have been reported, but only four of them have occurred in the previous 24 hours. There were also 17 between November 7 and 12 and four on dates not specified. The combined death toll stood at 6,611.

In the Outaouais, 62 new cases were confirmed for a global total of 2,963, and there was one additional death from COVID-19 for a regional total of 64.

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