Ontario reports more than 400 new coronavirus cases for 2nd day in a row

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Ontario reported 407 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 46,484.

It’s the second day in a row the province has reported more than 400 cases, with 401 being reported on Friday.

Of the new cases, 129 are from Toronto, 94 from Peel Region, 55 from Ottawa, 28 from York Region, and 18 from Halton Region.

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“Seventy-one per cent of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40,” Health Minister Christine Elliott noted on Twitter.

Elliott said the province completed nearly 39,000 additional tests, marking a provincial record. Ontario has now completed a total of 3,508,463 tests.

“In response to growing demand for testing, Ontario Health has increased capacity at eight assessment centres across Toronto, Peel and Ottawa with seven pop-ups launched in the regions and more coming to help increase access and cut down wait times,” Elliott said.

Meanwhile, 40,777 cases are considered resolved which is just under 88 per cent of all confirmed cases.

One new death was also announced on Saturday, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,826.

There are 64 people hospitalized with the virus (up by six), with 20 in intensive care (no change) and 10 on ventilators (no change).

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The newly reported numbers are valid as of 2 p.m. Friday for Toronto, Ottawa and London and 4 p.m. for the rest of the province.

Here is a breakdown of Ontario’s cases by age and gender:

  • 21,905 people are male
  • 24,237 people are female
  • 3,433 people are 19 and under
  • 15,342 people are 20 to 39
  • 13,555 people are 40 to 59
  • 7,969 people are 60 to 79
  • 6,178 people are 80 and over

The province notes that not all cases have a reported age or gender.

The province also 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.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 1,857 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, an increase of one compared to Friday. There are currently 19 outbreaks in long-term care homes, a decrease of three.

There are 58 active cases among long-term care residents and 65 among staff.

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