Ontario reports nearly 1,600 new coronavirus cases, 21 more deaths

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Ontario reported 1,588 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 102,378.

It marks the largest single-day increase in cases to date, ahead of 1,581 on Nov. 14.

“Locally, there are 522 new cases in Peel, 450 in Toronto and 153 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

“There are 1,363 more resolved cases and nearly 46,700 tests completed.”

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Ontario has now completed a total of 5,873,863 tests, while 43,047 remain under investigation.

Meanwhile, 86,079 cases are considered resolved, which is 84.1 per cent of all confirmed cases.

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Twenty-one deaths were also announced on Saturday, bringing the provincial death toll to 3,472.

The newly-reported numbers are valid as of Friday afternoon.

There are 513 people hospitalized with the virus (down by five), with 146 in intensive care (up by four) and 87 on ventilators (down by five).

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

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  • 49,541 people are male
  • 52,278 people are female
  • 11,891 people are 19 and under
  • 37,149 people are 20 to 39
  • 29,205 people are 40 to 59
  • 15,007 people are 60 to 79
  • 9,112 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. Data may also be pulled at different times.

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According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 2,137 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, which is up by 14. There are currently 99 outbreaks in long-term care homes, which is down by three.

There are 562 active cases among long-term care residents and 476 among staff.


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