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Ontario reports 712 new COVID cases today

The province is also reporting nine more people, including five long-term care residents, have died from COVID-19
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Public Health Ontario has reported 712 new cases of COVID-19 and nine deaths in its daily update today. 

According to the epidemiology report, one person between 40 and 59 years old and eight people over 80 have died as a result of COVID-19. Of the nine people who have died recently, five were residents of long-term care homes. 

Today's report includes 213 cases from Toronto, 135 from Peel, 108 from Ottawa, and 62 from York Region.

There are 387 new cases involving individuals under the age of 40. 

Since yesterday, another 35 people are reported hospitalized with COVID-19, and 10 more COVID patients have been admitted to an intensive care unit. 

There are 5,873 active, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 261 people who are hospitalized with the coronavirus. There are 67 COVID patients in intensive care and 36 of them are on ventilators. 

Since Friday, Oct. 9, the province has reported 5,227 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19.

To date the province has confirmed 62,908 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario and has reported 54,004 (85 per cent) of those individuals have recovered and 3,031 (4.8 per cent) have died. 

Provincial public health labs processed 38,507 tests since the last report, and there are 37,155 COVID tests awaiting results. The provincial per cent positivity rate is 2.9 per cent, meaning 2.9 per cent of people who are tested for COVID test positive. 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported a total of 1,108 cases of COVID-19, with 1,037 of those in Simcoe County. There are now 932 cases listed as recovered. There are 137 active cases in the region, and five people are currently hospitalized The health unit has recorded 43 deaths.

The incidence rate for Simcoe-Muskoka region is 186 cases per 100,000 people.

Case breakdown from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit by municipality for Simcoe County as of Oct. 15

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 364 322 14   Oct. 15 244
Bradford W-G 200 161 12   Oct. 15 465
New Tecumseth 171 115 7 1 Oct. 15 413
Innisfil 78 70   2 Oct. 15 191
Orillia 26 21 2 1 Oct. 15 78
Collingwood 19 19     Oct. 13 79
Wasaga Beach 25 24 1   Oct. 14 109
Clearview 12 11 1   Oct. 1 81
Springwater 20 18 1   Oct. 14 95
Midland 12 12     July 24 67
Oro-Medonte 13 9 2   Oct. 14 56
Adjala-Tosorontio 13 11     Oct. 13 112
Essa 31 24 1 1 Oct. 14 130
Ramara 13 13     Sept. 8 125
Tiny 7 7     Aug. 28 not released
Tay 12 10     Oct. 8 108
Penetanguishene 14 10 1   Oct. 15 144
Severn 7 7     Sept. 29 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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