Ontario reports 834 new coronavirus cases, 5 more deaths

Ontario reported 834 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 72,885.

Wednesday’s case count is a slight increase from Tuesday’s which saw 827 cases but lower than Monday’s at 851. Active cases in Ontario now stand at 7,474.

According to Wednesday’s provincial report, 299 new cases were recorded in Toronto, 186 in Peel Region, 121 in York Region, 76 in Ottawa and 26 in Durham Region.

All other public health units in Ontario reported under 25 new cases.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 3,108 as five more deaths were reported.

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said more than 30,000 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.

A total of 4,991,378 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.

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

  • 35,010 people are male — an increase of 424 cases.
  • 37,438 people are female — an increase of 410 cases.
  • 7,453 people are 19 and under — an increase of 125 cases.
  • 26,355 people are 20 to 39 — an increase of 313 cases.
  • 20,762 people are 40 to 59 — an increase of 230 cases.
  • 10,992 people are 60 to 79 — an increase of 121 cases.
  • 7,304 people are 80 and over — an increase of 42 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, 62,303 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 85 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 773 from the previous day.

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

More to come.

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