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Ontario reports 978 new COVID cases today, a new record daily high

Majority of new cases are in Toronto (384), Peel Region (170), and York Region (141); Six more people have died with the virus
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Ontario Public Health is reporting 978 new cases of COVID-19 today, which marks a new daily high.

The previous daily high was Oct. 9 when 939 cases were reported in the province. 

Health Minister Christine Elliott says the majority of the new cases announced today are in Toronto (384), Peel Region (170), York Region (141), Ottawa (89), and Durham Region (51).

There have now been 69,331 cases in Ontario, of which 59,424 people have recovered, including 625 since the last report. 

Six more people have died, bringing the death toll to 3,086 since the pandemic began. 

Across Ontario, there are 6,821 active cases. 

Public health officials say 294 patients are hospitalized with the virus; 82 are in intensive care and 53 are on ventilators. 

In the previous 24-hour period since the last report, 44,151 tests were completed, bringing the overall total to just over 4.87 million. There are 30,922 tests that remain under investigation. 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported a total of 1,232 cases of COVID-19, with 1,155 of those in Simcoe County. There are 1,035 cases listed as recovered. Four people are currently hospitalized. The health unit has recorded 47 deaths.

The incidence rate for Simcoe County is 219 cases per 100,000 people.

Case breakdown from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit by municipality for Simcoe County as of Oct. 23

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 400 353 14   Oct. 23 268
Bradford W-G  209 187 12   Oct. 23 486
New Tecumseth   193 135 9 2 Oct. 23 466
Innisfil 96 78 1   Oct. 23 236
Orillia 27 24 3   Oct. 19 81
Collingwood 19 19     Oct. 13 79
Wasaga Beach 27 24 1   Oct. 23 117
Clearview 16 11 1   Oct. 23 108
Springwater 21 18 1   Oct. 21 100
Midland 12 12     July 24 67
Oro-Medonte  18 9 2   Oct. 22 77
Adjala-Tosorontio 18 12   1 Oct. 23 154
Essa 38 31 1 1 Oct. 23 159
Ramara 14 13     Oct. 23 135
Tiny 10 9     Oct. 23 76
Tay 12 12     Oct. 8 108
Penetanguishene  15 12 1   Oct. 23 155
Severn  10 7     Oct. 22 67
Georgian Bay  7 7     Oct. 21 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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