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Ontario's daily COVID case count jumps above 1,000 for first time

Majority of the new cases announced Sunday are in Toronto, Peel Region, York Region, Ottawa, and Durham Region
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Ontario Public Health is reporting 1,042 new cases of COVID-19 today, which surpasses the previous daily high set yesterday when 978 cases were announced in the province. 

Health Minister Christine Elliott says the majority of the new cases announced Sunday are in Toronto (309), Peel Region (289), York Region (117), Ottawa (80), and Durham Region (52).

There have now been 70,373 cases in Ontario since the pandemic began, of which 60,160 people have recovered, including 736 since the last report. 

Seven more people have died, bringing the death toll to 3,093.

Across Ontario, there are 7,120 active cases. 

There are 278 patients who are hospitalized with the virus, which is 16 fewer than noted in Saturday's report. However, health officials point out that, as typically happens on weekends, several hospitals — approximately 40 — did not submit data for Friday, Oct. 23.

"We anticipate the number of hospitalized patients may increase when reporting compliance increases," according to a note in today's summary.

Seventy-nine people are being treated in intensive care, which is an increase of three from yesterday, and 54 are on ventilators, which is an increase of one.

In the previous 24-hour period since the last report, 38,769 tests were completed, bringing the overall total to just under 4.91 million. There are 23,601 tests that remain under investigation, which is a significant reduction from yesterday when 30,922 tests were pending. 

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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