Ontario narrowly sets single-day coronavirus case record for 3rd straight day

Ontario reported 1,925 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, marking another single-day record, bringing the provincial total to 129,234.

Monday’s case count sets the province’s new one-day high by one case after Sunday saw 1,924 new infections and was the previous record. On Saturday, 1,859 cases were recorded which was the third highest and 1,780 on Friday.

According to Monday’s provincial report, 601 cases were recorded in Toronto, 512 in Peel Region, 167 in York Region and 133 in Durham Region.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 3,798 as 26 more deaths were reported.

Ontario has 725 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 (up by 24 from the previous day), with 213 patients in an intensive care unit (up by nine) and 121 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by 12).

The government said 45,283 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 31,238 tests that need results. A total of 6,626,589 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, 109,402 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 85 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,412 from the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 16,034, up from the previous day at 15,547, and up from last Monday at 14,197.

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.

The newly reported numbers for Monday’s report are valid as of Sunday afternoon.

More to come.

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