Ontario reports 315 new coronavirus cases, 64% under the age of 40

Ontario is reporting 315 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 45,383.

Wednesday’s case count is a significant increase from Tuesday, which saw 251 cases and also higher than Monday which saw 313 new cases.

It also marks the largest increase within 24 hours since June 7.

According to Wednesday’s provincial report, 77 new cases were recorded in Toronto, 61 in Ottawa, 54 in Peel Region, 37 in York Region and 24 in Durham Region.

All other public health units in Ontario reported 10 or fewer cases.

“Locally, 25 PHUs are reporting five or fewer cases with 12 reporting no new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

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Elliott said nearly 29,000 tests were processed in the last 24 hours.

She also said 64 per cent of Wednesday’s cases are people under the age of 40.

Here is a breakdown of the total cases in Ontario by gender and age:

  • 21,351 people are male — an increase of 154 cases.
  • 23,707 people are female — an increase of 152 cases.
  • 3,257 people are 19 and under — an increase of 33 cases.
  • 14,755 people are 20 to 39 — an increase of 170 cases.
  • 13,318 people are 40 to 59 — an increase of 56 cases.
  • 7,878 people are 60 to 79 — an increase of 43 cases.
  • 6,165 people are 80 and over — an increase of 12 cases.

The province notes that not all cases have a reported age or gender.

The death toll in the province has risen to 2,822 as two more deaths were reported.

Meanwhile, 40,245 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 89 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 154 from the previous day.

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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.

The newly reported numbers for Wednesday’s report are valid as of 2 p.m. Tuesday for Toronto, Ottawa and Middlesex-London public health units, and 4 p.m. Tuesday for the rest of the province.

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