Ontario reports 827 new coronavirus cases, 4 more deaths

Ontario reported 827 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 72,051.

Tuesday’s case count is a decrease from Monday’s which saw 851 cases and from Sunday at 1,042 cases — a single-day record. Active cases in Ontario now stand at 7,418.

According to Tuesday’s provincial report, 355 new cases were recorded in Toronto, 169 in Peel Region, 89 in York Region, 58 in Ottawa and 44 in Durham Region.

All other public health units in Ontario reported under 20 new cases.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 3,103 as four more deaths were reported.

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said more than 23,900 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. The government has said it hoped to increase testing capacity to 50,000 per day by mid-October.

The per cent positivity for processed tests and positive cases in Tuesday’s report was 3.5 per cent.

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

  • 34,586 people are male — an increase of 389 cases.
  • 37,028 people are female — an increase of 434 cases.
  • 7,328 people are 19 and under — an increase of 125 cases.
  • 26,042 people are 20 to 39 — an increase of 327 cases.
  • 20,532 people are 40 to 59 — an increase of 226 cases.
  • 10,871 people are 60 to 79 — an increase of 102 cases.
  • 7,262 people are 80 and over — an increase of 47 cases.

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

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.

Meanwhile, 61,530 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 86 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 691 from the previous day.

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

More to come.

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