New coronavirus infections up slightly in Ontario following decline

As of Monday, Ontario's total COVID-19 cases is at 34,911 with 257 new cases recorded on Monday. Of the new cases, 177 were recorded in Windsor-Essex.

As of Monday, Ontario's total COVID-19 cases is at 34,911 with 257 new cases recorded on Monday. Of the new cases, 177 were recorded in Windsor-Essex, according to Global News.

Monday's increase marks the highest number of new recorded cases in one day since June 13. Ontario had seen a slow decline overall in its daily infection numbers spanning the past several weeks.

The province has conducted 1,383,566 COVID-19 tests so far, testing 27,127 people on Sunday alone.

"After extensive testing this weekend of temporary workers in southwestern Ontario, the province is reporting 177 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex, with another 80 new cases across the rest of the province," said Health Minister Christine Elliott.

Ontario now has a total death toll of 2,665 with seven of those deaths reported on Monday. In terms of recoveries, the province has an 86 percent recovery rate with 30,196 residents now fully recovered.

The majority of new cases, 177, are coming from Windsor-Essex County Health Unit while Peel Region accounted for 40 and York Region and Waterloo recorded 12 and 10 new infections. The remaining public health units throughout Ontario reported either less than 10 new cases or even zero in some cases.

There are still an outstanding 16,701 tests that have been conducted however the results have yet to be confirmed. These numbers are valid up to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the latest.

There are currently 232 patients in Ontario who have been hospitalized as a result of contracting COVID-19, 18 of which were administered yesterday. Of those patients 46 are in Intensive Care Units and 35 of those ICU patients are in need of a ventilator.

Of the 2,665 deaths related to COVID-19 across the province, 1,809 of those were residents of long-term care homes, including seven of which who were long-term care workers. Ontario currently has 56 outbreaks at long-term care homes across the province according to the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

The Ministry of Long-Term Care also noted that at those facilities they is currently 184 confirmed cases of the virus among residents and another 320 amongst the staff of those residents.

The Ministry of Long-Term Care and Ontario official have acknowledged that there may be some discrepancy between the overall numbers as there are multiple database systems and different protocols depending on what organization is tracking the data.

Based on infections that also recorded the patients age and gender, Ontario infections break down roughly as follows:

  • 15,966 people are male.
  • 18,669 people are female.
  • 1,658 people are 19 and under.
  • 10,139 people are 20 to 39.
  • 10,612 people are 40 to 59.
  • 6,639 people are 60 to 79.
  • 5,854 people are 80 and over.

The provinces overall numbers since the pandemic began are 103,485 confirmed cases, 8,529 deaths and 66,286 recoveries.