Ontario records decline in new COVID-19 cases for fourth straight day
Ontario is reporting a dip in the number of new COVID-19 cases for the fourth straight day. (The Canadian Press)
TORONTO -- Ontario is reporting a dip in the number of new COVID-19 cases for the fourth straight day.
Health officials reported 111 new infections on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 38,910.
Following a spike of 195 new cases being reported last Friday, Ontario saw 138 patients confirmed on Saturday, 137 on Sunday and 119 on Monday.
Ontario also reported four additional COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,768. The number of resolved cases also jumped by 106 and now account for nearly 89 per cent of all infections.
There are 96 patients in Ontario hospitals with COVID-19. Of those 96 patients, 31 are being treated in an intensive care unit, 18 of which are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.
The majority of total deaths to date have been reported in people over the age of 70.
One person, under the age of 19, who had COVID-19 died in Ontario, but it is not clear if the death was caused by the disease or other health issues.
Eleven patients who died were between the ages of 20 and 39, while 117 were between the ages of 40 and 59 and 742 were between the ages of 60 and 79.
More than 68 per cent of Tuesday's new cases are in people under the age of 40.
Of the new cases in Ontario, 29 of them were under the age of 19, 47 of them were between the ages of 20 and 39, and 22 of them were between the ages of 40 and 59. There were 12 cases in people aged 60 and older.
Where are the new cases?
Twenty-seven of the 34 public health units reported five or fewer cases of COVID-19 in the latest report. Ottawa reported to most new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with 25 new infections. There were 22 more cases in Windsor-Essex.
Toronto, which will learn on Wednesday along with Windsor-Essex and Peel Region whether it can advance to Stage 3, only reported six new cases.
Peel Region reported seven new cases in the previous 24-hour period.
Over the past 10 days, the province has seen the daily case count range between 103 and 203.
COVID-19 testing in Ontario
In the last 24 hours, just over 17,334 COVID-19 tests were conducted by officials.
Ontario health officials have conducted more than two million tests for the disease since the pandemic was declared.
More than 12,919 tests are still under investigation.