Ontario sets provincial record with nearly 2,000 new coronavirus cases

Ontario has 829 people hospitalized with COVID-19 (up by 18 from the previous day), with 228 patients in an intensive care unit (up by seven) and 132 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by three).

The government said 61,809 tests were processed in the last 24 hours which also sets the record for tests within 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 66,326 tests that need results. A total of 6,776,142 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.

Ontario is reporting 1,983 cases of #COVID19 and over 61,800 tests completed. Locally, there are 515 new cases in Peel, 496 in Toronto and 208 in York Region. There are 1,804 more resolved cases.

Today’s numbers will be available at 10:30 a.m. at https://t.co/ypmgZbVRvn.

— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) December 10, 2020

Meanwhile, 114,679 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 85 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,804 from the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 16,233, up from the previous day at 16,089, and up from last Thursday at 14,795.

The province 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 Thursday’s report were pulled from the provincial database Wednesday afternoon. Hospitalization numbers are valid as of Tuesday.

More to come.

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