Ontario reports 365 new coronavirus cases after over 40K tests completed

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Ontario reported 365 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 46,849.

It marks a drop in the number of new cases compared to Saturday when 407 cases were reported.

“Locally, Toronto is reporting 113 new cases, with 108 in Peel and 38 in York,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

“Sixty-nine per cent of today’s new cases are in people under the age of 40.”

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Elliott said the province completed 40,127 additional tests, breaking the provincial record for the second day in a row. Ontario has now completed a total of 3,548,590 tests.

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Meanwhile, 40,968 cases are considered resolved which is just over 87 per cent of all confirmed cases.

One new death was also announced on Sunday, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,827.

There are 63 people hospitalized with the virus (down by one), with 23 in intensive care (up by three) and 10 on ventilators (no change).

The province notes that not all hospitals have reported patient statuses for Sept. 18 — 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. Saturday 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:

  • 22,082 people are male
  • 24,418 people are female
  • 3,499 people are 19 and under
  • 15,529 people are 20 to 39
  • 13,633 people are 40 to 59
  • 7,995 people are 60 to 79
  • 6,186 people are 80 and over

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

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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 1,858 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, an increase of one compared to Saturday. There are currently 23 outbreaks in long-term care homes, an increase of four.

There are 59 active cases among long-term care residents and 71 among staff.

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