Ontario reports more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 for second straight day
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
TORONTO -- Health officials in Ontario are reporting more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row.
The 115 new infections announced on Sunday morning bring the total number of confirmed cases in the province to 41,402 – a 0.3 per cent increase over Saturday’s total, when 108 new lab-confirmed cases were added.
Meanwhile, people continue to recover from the novel coronavirus with 108 cases now listed as resolved by the ministry of health in the last 24-hour period. So far, 37,595 people have recovered from the virus, which represents 90.8 per cent of all recorded cases in Ontario.
No new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Sunday's epidemiologic summary.
Of the 115 new infections reported, most were in people between the ages of 20 and 39. In total, 12,903 people in that category have contracted COVID-19 since the beginning of the outbreak in late January, the most of any age group.
The province also reported 131 new cases on Friday, however health officials say that total was an overestimation due to a glitch that resulted in missing numbers from the day before.
Where are the new COVID-19 cases?
Most of the province’s 34 public health units reported fewer than five new cases, with 13 reporting no new cases at all.
Peel Region (32), Toronto (20), Windsor-Essex (10) and York Region (10) make up the lion’s share of the cases reported on Sunday.
Right now, there are 41 patients in Ontario hospitals with COVID-19. Eleven of those are being treated in an intensive care unit, seven of which are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.
It should be noted that approximately 40 hospitals did not submit data to the “Daily Bed Census” for August 21.
“We anticipate the number of hospitalized patients may increase when reporting compliance increases,” the ministry of health said.
Update on COVID-19 testing
The province completed more than 23,000 tests for COVID-19 in the last 24-hour period.
In total, more than 2,750,000 tests have been processed through Ontario’s various public health networks.
At least 16,115 tests are currently under investigation.