Canadian News Oct 13, 2020 10:26 PM EST

Rates of new coronavirus cases continue to fall in Ontario

Ontario reported 746 new cases on Tuesday, continuing a downward trend, as on Monday 807 new cases were reported.

Rates of new coronavirus cases continue to fall in Ontario
James Anthony The Post Millennial
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Ontario reported 746 new cases on Tuesday, possibly representing a new downward trend, as on Monday 807 new cases were reported.

Of the new cases on Monday, 303 were in the Toronto reporting district. Peel region accounted for a further 159 cases. There were 119 cases reported in Ottawa, 56 in York Region, 34 in Hamilton and 29 in Middlesex-London regions.

On Tuesday the numbers were: 311 cases in Toronto, 135 in peel Region, 116 in Ottawa, 42 in York Region and 29 in Halton region, according to Global News.

The effort to perform new tests remains strong, with almost 68,000 tests being processed in the past two testing period, and a current backlog of 24,420 tests awaiting results. The province since the start of the pandemic has performed a total of 4,462,167 tests.

Three more deaths were reported during Monday’s reporting period, and nine more on Tuesday. The total Ontario death toll for the novel coronavirus now stands at officially 3017.

On a positive note, 1292 people recovered during the past two days, 668 on Monday and 624 on Tuesday. This brings the total amount of people recovered to 51,729 out of a total number 60,692 cases.

This makes for 8963 active cases currently in the province of Ontario. 230 of these active cases have required hospitalization. 60 of these 230 hospitalized cases have needed intensive care, and 34 of these 60 have required the use of a ventilator.

Not all cases have a reported age or gender. Nonetheless, the biggest increase in new cases with age reported is still in the 20 to y 39 years old age group.

The province released two days’ worth of data on Tuesday due to the holiday on Monday.

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