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Ontario confirms 293 new COVID cases today

The province has also confirmed three deaths related to COVID-19
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Public Health Ontario has confirmed 293 new cases of COVID-19 in the province today. 

The province has also confirmed three new deaths, including two people over 80 years old and one person between 60 and 79 years old. 

Since Monday, the province has reported between 250 and 315 new COVID cases each day. 

Of the 293 cases reported today, 76 per cent (224 cases) are attributed to four of the province's 34 health units. According to a breakdown provided by Public Health Ontario, 85 cases came from Toronto Public Health, 63 from Peel, 39 from Ottawa, and 37 from York Region. 

There were 169 cases reported in people aged 20 to 39 years old, and another 66 cases in people aged 40 to 59 years old. 

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 21 new school-related cases today, including five students and four staff cases (12 cases are not identified). There are now 62 school-related cases spread across 51 schools in Ontario.

To-date, the province has reported 45,676 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, and has noted 40,424 of those cases are now recovered and 2,825 have ended in death. 

There are 2,427 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, including 53 people who are hospitalized with the coronavirus. There are 21 COVID patients in intensive care and 12 patients on ventilators. 

The province has confirmed there have been 35,134 tests processed since yesterday's update, and the province has now completed more than 3.4 million tests since January. 

The average incidence rate for COVID-19 in Ontario is 307 cases per 100,000 people.

There are 14 known active cases in Northern Ontario. 

The breakdown for the health units is:

• Algoma Public Health - 29 cases, rate of 25.3 per 100,000 population. There are no known active cases.

• North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit - 37 cases, rate of 28.5 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 39 cases. There are two known active cases.

• Porcupine Health Unit - 77, rate of 92.3 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 79 cases.  There are five known active cases.

• Public Health Sudbury and Districts - 99 cases, rate of 49.7 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 101 cases. There are seven known active cases.

• Timiskaming Health Unit - 19 cases, rate of 58.1 per 100,000. There are no known active cases.

• Northwestern Health Unit - 46 cases, rate of 52.5 per 100,000. There are no known active cases.

• Thunder Bay District Health Unit - 103 cases, rate of 68.7 per 100,000.There are no known active cases.

*Incidence rate is number of cases per 100,000 people in the local population.

**Total cases includes the number of cases currently recovering at home as well as any that have recovered, died, or are in hospital.


Erika Engel

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