Ontario reports 1,373 new coronavirus cases, 35 more deaths

Ontario reported 1,373 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 107,883.

Wednesday’s case count is an increase from Tuesday’s which saw 1,009 cases, although that was an underestimation due to technical issues, the Ontario government said. On Monday, 1,589 cases were recorded, an overestimation on that day.

According to Wednesday’s provincial report, 445 cases were recorded in Toronto, 415 in Peel Region, 136 in York Region, 61 in Waterloo Region, 49 in Hamilton and 48 in Windsor-Essex.

All other public health units in Ontario reported under 40 new cases.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 3,554 as 35 more deaths were reported.

Ontario has 523 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 (down by 11 from the previous day), with 159 patients in an intensive care unit (unchanged) and 106 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by 15). Hospitalizations have overall steadily increased over the past several weeks.

More than 36,000 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. The government has previously said it hoped to increase testing capacity to 68,000 per day by mid-November.

There is currently a backlog of 44,950 tests that need results. A total of 6,020,852 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, 91,550 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 85 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,476 from the previous day.

There were more recoveries than new cases on Wednesday.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 12,779, down from the previous day at 12,917.

The newly reported numbers for Wednesday’s report are valid as of Tuesday afternoon.

More to come.

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