Ontario reports more than 1,800 new coronavirus cases, uptick due to data processing error

Ontario reported 1,824 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, a jump in cases due to a data error for one local public health unit, bringing the provincial total to 121,746.

Thursday’s case count is an increase from Wednesday which saw 1,723 new infections. On Tuesday, 1,707 cases were recorded and 1,746 on Monday.

According to Thursday’s provincial report, 592 cases were recorded in Peel Region, 396 in Toronto, 187 in York Region and 127 in Middlesex-London.

The province notes that due to a data processing error, the 127 cases for Middlesex-London is over the last three days which affects the overall case count for Ontario on Thursday.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 3,712 as 14 more deaths were reported.

Ontario has 666 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 (up by 10 from the previous day), with 195 patients in an intensive care unit (up by 12) and 107 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by one).

The government said 52,873 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 58,320 tests that need results. A total of 6,406,655 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, 103,239 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 85 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,541 from the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 14,795, up from the previous day at 14,526, and up from last Thursday at 12,871.

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

More to come.

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