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Ontario confirms 1,588 new COVID cases, new daily record for province

The province has also confirmed 21 deaths in today's report
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For the third consecutive Saturday this month, Public Health Ontario has reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases.

The province reported 1,588 new cases today. Previously, the highest number of daily cases reported was 1,581 on Nov. 14.

Ontario is also reporting 21 deaths today, which include six people between the ages of 60 and 79 years old, and 15 people over the age of 80. Thirteen of the people whose deaths were reported today were residents at long term care homes. 

Since yesterday's report, 44 people have been hospitalized with the coronavirus and eight COVID patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

There were 1,363 new recoveries noted in today's update. 

There are now 12,827 active, lab-confirmed cases in the province (an increase from 12,623 yesterday). Of those active cases, 51 people are hospitalized (down five from yesterday) and 146 COVID patients are being treated in intensive care units (up four from yesterday). There are 87 COVID-19 patients on ventilators in Ontario, which is down by five patients since yesterday. 

Today's 1,588 new cases include 522 from Peel and 450 from Toronto. Both those regions are entering lockdown under provincial orders which kick-in on Monday at 12:01 a.m. 

This week the province has reported 9,617 new cases of COVID-19, which is down from last week when the province reported 9,936 new cases. There were 140 COVID-related deaths confirmed this week, which is up from 112 last week. 

To date the province has confirmed 102,378 cases of COVID-19 and reported 86,079 recoveries and 3,472 deaths. 

Provincial labs processed 46,671 COVID tests since last report, producing a per cent positivity rate of 4.3 per cent. The province has now processed 5,873,378 COVID-19 tests. 

The province's cumulative incidence rate is 688.7 cases per 100,000 people. The weekly incidence rate average for Ontario is around 66 cases per 100,000 people per week.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported a total of 1,837 cases of COVID-19, with 1,747 of those in Simcoe County. There are 1,553 cases listed as recovered in the region. Fourteen people are currently hospitalized, all are Simcoe County residents. The health unit has confirmed 52 deaths since March.

The incidence rate for Simcoe County is 331 cases per 100,000 people.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit enters the province's orange restrictions on Monday. 

Case breakdown from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit by municipality for Simcoe County as of Nov. 20.

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie  544 468 15 9 Nov. 20 364
Bradford W-G  323 268 12 1 Nov. 20 752
New Tecumseth  311 258 12 1 Nov. 20 751
Innisfil 167 140 1 1 Nov. 20 410
Orillia 31 27 3   Nov. 20 93
Collingwood 21 20     Nov. 12 88
Wasaga Beach 34 31 1   Nov. 20 148
Clearview 33 29 1   Nov. 17 223
Springwater 26 21 1   Nov. 20 124
Midland 16 15     Nov. 19 89
Oro-Medonte 23 18 2   Nov. 12 99
Adjala-Tosorontio 35 29     Nov. 19 300
Essa 92 67 1 1 Nov. 20 385
Ramara 19 15     Nov. 18 183
Tiny 16 14     Nov. 18 122
Tay 24 22 1   Nov. 20 217
Penetanguishene 19 16 1 1 Nov. 19 196
Severn 13 12     Nov. 20 87
Georgian Bay 8 8     Oct. 22 not released

 *Incidence rate is number of cases per 100,000 people in the local population.

**Total cases includes the number of cases currently recovering at home as well as any that have recovered, died, or are in hospital




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