Ontario reports more than 1,700 new coronavirus cases, 35 deaths

Ontario reported 1,723 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 118,199.

Wednesday’s case count is a slight increase from Tuesday’s which saw 1,707 new infections. On Monday, 1,746 cases were recorded and 1,708 on Sunday.

According to Wednesday’s provincial report, 500 cases were recorded in Peel Region, 410 in Toronto and 196 in York Region.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 3,698 as 35 more deaths were reported.

Ontario has 654 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 (up by 11 from the previous day), with 183 patients in an intensive care unit (down by two) and 106 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by six).

More than 44,200 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 49,574 tests that need results. A total of 6,353,782 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, 101,698 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 85 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,686 from the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 14,526, up from the previous day at 14,524, and up from last Wednesday at 12,779.

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. Data may also be pulled at different times.

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

More to come.

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