Ontario reports 313 new coronavirus cases marking largest increase since early June

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Ontario reported 313 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 44,817.

It is the highest single-day increase in cases since June 7 when 415 were reported, though 223 were impacted by a reporting delay that day. On June 6, 455 cases were reported. Monday’s figure also marks a significant jump compared to Sunday when 204 were announced.

“Seventy-eight per cent of today’s cases are from three regions, with 112 in Toronto, 71 in Peel and 60 in Ottawa,” Health Minister Christine Elliott noted on Twitter.

“All other PHUs (Public Health Units) have fewer than 10 new cases, except for York with 13 cases. Fifteen PHUs have no new cases.”

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Elliott said 67 per cent of the cases are in people under the age of 40.

The province processed 29,540 additional tests, and has now completed a total of 3,342,138 tests.

Meanwhile, 39,974 cases are considered resolved which is just over 89 per cent of all confirmed cases.

One new death was also announced on Monday, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,816.

There are at least 47 people hospitalized with the virus (up by eight), with 17 in intensive care (up by three) and eight on ventilators (down by one).

The province notes that not all hospitals have reported patient statuses for Sept. 12 — as is often the case on weekends — likely causing the reported number of hospitalizations to be lower than it actually is.

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The newly reported numbers are valid as of 2 p.m. Sunday for Toronto, Ottawa and London and 4 p.m. for the rest of the province.

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Here is a breakdown of Ontario’s cases by age and gender:

  • 21,067 people are male
  • 23,435 people are female
  • 3,197 people are 19 and under
  • 14,469 people are 20 to 39
  • 13,195 people are 40 to 59
  • 7,802 people are 60 to 79
  • 6,144 people are 80 and over

The province notes that not all cases have a reported age or gender.

The province also notes that the number of cases publicly reported each day may not align with case counts reported by the local public health unit on a given day. Local public health units report when they were first notified of a case, which can be updated and changed as information becomes available.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 1,848 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario; that figure hasn’t changed in many days. There are currently 17 outbreaks in long-term care homes, an increase of one.

There are 36 active cases among long-term care residents and 36 among staff.

Ontario child care centres and schools

Meanwhile, government figures show there have been 15 school-related COVID-19 cases — five among students and 10 among staff.

There have been 58 child care centres and homes with confirmed cases.

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