Ontario surpasses 100,000 total coronavirus case milestone as province reports 1,418 new cases

Ontario reported 1,418 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, as the province surpasses 100,000 cumulative cases, bringing the provincial total to 100,790.

Friday’s case count is an increase from Thursday which saw 1,210 new infections. On Wednesday, 1,417 cases were reported with 1,249 on Tuesday and 1,487 on Monday.

This is the 15th consecutive day that daily case counts have been above 1,000.

According to Friday’s provincial report, 400 cases were recorded in Peel Region, 393 in Toronto and 168 in York Region.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 3,451 as eight more deaths were reported.

Ontario has 518 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 (down by eight from the previous day), with 142 patients in an intensive care unit (down by four) and 92 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by four). Hospitalizations have overall steadily increased over the past several weeks.

More than 48,100 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. The government has previously said it hoped to increase testing capacity to 68,000 per day by mid-November.

There is currently a backlog of 46,609 tests that need results. A total of 5,827,192 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, 84,716 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 84 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,415 from the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 12,623.

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

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