Ontario confirms 425 new COVID cases today

Ontario confirms 425 new COVID cases today

Ontario confirms 425 new COVID cases today

York Region reported 38 of today's 365 cases.

The minister of health explained that, of the 407 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario on Saturday, 71% were in people aged 39 and under.

The last time Ottawa reported this many new cases was on May 27. Though Ottawa has been a hotspot over the past few days, it reported 14 new cases for today's report, compared to 55 new cases yesterday.

She says the province completed more than 40,000 tests in the last 24 hours, a new high.

Public Health Ontario has now confirmed 47,274 cases of COVID-19 in the province since January, and has reported 41,146 of those cases recovered and 2,829 cases ending in death.

The province has also reported two deaths, including one person over 80 and one person between 60 and 79 years old. In fact, nearly 70% of the province's latest cases are in people under 40 years old. The number of active cases provincewide now sits at 3,299 (up from just over 2,000 a week ago), including 65 people in hospital, 22 in ICU and 12 on ventilators.

There are now 10 patients in hospital being treated for COVID-19, including two in intensive care.

Ford has previously pledged to monitor outbreaks in the province's schools and child-care centres, where rising case numbers have already caused isolated closures.

However, 485 cases remain active in the city.

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit - 39 cases, rate of 28.5 per 100,000 population. There is one known active case. There are five known active cases.

Northwestern Health Unit - 49 confirmed positive cases, three known active cases.

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