Ontario reports 807 new coronavirus cases Thanksgiving Monday, 746 Tuesday

Ontario is reporting 807 new cases of coronavirus for Thanksgiving Monday and 746 cases on Tuesday — totaling 1,553 cases in 48 hours.

The provincial government did not release numbers on Monday due to the holiday and instead released two sets of data on Tuesday.

The total cumulative number of cases now stands at 60,692.

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According to Monday’s provincial report, 303 new cases were recorded in Toronto, 159 in Peel Region, 119 in Ottawa, 56 in York Region, 34 in Hamilton and 29 in Middlesex-London. All other public health units in Ontario reported under 25 new cases.

According to Tuesday’s provincial report, 311 new cases were recorded in Toronto, 135 in Peel Region, 116 in Ottawa, 42 in York Region and 29 in Halton Region. All other public health units in Ontario reported under 25 new cases.

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said — combining both days — more than 67,700 tests were processed in the last 48 hours.

A total of 4,462,167 tests have been completed since the pandemic began. However, there is currently a backlog of 24,420 tests that need results.

The death toll in the province has risen to 3,017 as 12 more deaths were reported, three on Monday and nine on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, 51,729 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Resolved cases increased by 1,292 in two days — 668 on Monday, 624 on Tuesday.

Ontario has 230 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, with 60 patients in an intensive care unit and 34 patients in ICUs on a ventilator. All hospitalizations have, overall, increased over the last several weeks.

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

More to come.

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