Ontario reports 1,890 new coronavirus cases, 28 more deaths

Ontario reported 1,890 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 132,800.

Wednesday’s case count is an increase from Tuesday’s which saw 1,676 new infections. On Monday, 1,925 cases were recorded and marked a record in the province. On Sunday, 1,924 were reported, the second highest.

According to Wednesday’s provincial report, 517 cases were recorded in Toronto, 471 in Peel Region and 187 in York Region.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 3,836 as 28 more deaths were reported.

Ontario has 811 people hospitalized with COVID-19 (up by 17 from the previous day), with 221 patients in an intensive care unit (up by two) and 129 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by three).

The government said 48,546 tests were processed in the last 24 hours which is almost 10,000 more tests than the previous day. There is currently a backlog of 54,613 tests that need results. A total of 6,714,333 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, 112,875 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 85 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,924 from the previous day.

Recoveries were higher than new cases on Wednesday.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 16,089, down from the previous day at 16,151, but up from last Wednesday at 14,526.

The province 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 Wednesday’s report were pulled from the provincial database Tuesday afternoon. Hospitalization numbers are valid as of Monday.

More to come…

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