Ontario sets new record in single day with more than 3,900 coronavirus cases


Ontario set a new stand-alone one-day record for coronavirus cases with 3,945 on Sunday, as well as 61 new deaths, as the province’s cumulative death toll approaches 5,000.

“Locally, there are 1,160 new cases in Toronto, 641 in Peel, 357 in York Region, 223 in Windsor-Essex County and 220 in Waterloo,” wrote Health Minister Christine. Elliott on Twitter.

Sunday’s total is a standalone one-day record for the province, breaking the previous record set just Friday.

Ontario reported more than 3,400 infections on Saturday and 4,249 cases on Friday, but more than 450 of them were from earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Toronto Mayor John Tory has urged the Ford government to “move forward” when it comes to adopting new public health measures.

“If it’s not today, then tomorrow,” he said.

The Ford government plans to release updated modeling, which includes projections that senior health officials and Premier Doug Ford deem “frightening.”

They will also release new public health measures on that day.

There have now been 4,983 deaths from COVID-19 in the province since early March, with more than 30,000 cases now considered active and 180,720 recoveries.

Twenty-one of the sixty-one deaths involved residents of the long-term care system.

At least 333 people died from a new coronavirus infection last week.

Meanwhile, hospitalizations due to infection continue to increase.

There were 1,483 people in the hospital due to an infection Sunday morning. Of those, 405 were in intensive care, according to a senior official at a Toronto hospital citing the daily report from Critical Care Services Ontario.

Two hundred and sixty-six people were breathing using a ventilator, 22 more patients than yesterday.

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has increased 48% in the past two weeks.

Provincial labs processed 62,308 test samples in the past 24 hours, about 10,000 fewer than the previous period.

The results generated a positivity rate of 6.2%.

Another 39,000 specimens were awaiting analysis on Sunday.

Elsewhere in the GTA, Durham Region has reported 190 new cases of COVID-19, Halton Region has reported 118 new infections and Hamilton has reported 64 new cases.

There are now active COVID-19 outbreaks in 248 of the province’s 626 long-term care homes.


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