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Ontario reports 977 new coronavirus cases, 9 deaths

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Ontario reported 977 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 76,707.

It’s a slight decrease in the number of cases compared to Saturday when 1,015 were reported.

“Locally, there are 279 new cases in Toronto, 238 in Peel, 130 in Ottawa and 113 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

“There are 864 more resolved cases and over 37,100 tests completed.”

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Ontario has now completed a total of 5,147,060 tests. Just under 24,000 remain under investigation.

Nine new deaths were also reported, bringing the provincial death toll to 3,145.

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Meanwhile, 65,581 cases are considered resolved, which is around 85.5 per cent of all confirmed cases.

There are 350 people hospitalized with COVID-19 (up by 30), with 72 in intensive care (down by one) and 46 on ventilators (down by eight).

The province notes that not all hospitals have reported patient statuses for Oct. 30 — as is often the case on weekends — possibly causing the reported number of hospitalizations to be lower than it actually is.

The newly reported numbers are valid as of Saturday afternoon.

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

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  • 36,885 people are male
  • 39,435 people are female
  • 8,025 people are 19 and under
  • 27,742 people are 20 to 39
  • 21,818 people are 40 to 59
  • 11,503 people are 60 to 79
  • 7,609 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. Data may also be pulled at different times.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 1,955 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, which is up by five. There are currently 74 outbreaks in long-term care homes, up by two.

There are 509 active cases among long-term care residents and 304 among staff.

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