Ontario reports 1,487 new coronavirus cases, 10 more deaths

Ontario reported 1,487 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 95,496.

Monday’s case count is an increase from Sunday which saw 1,248 new infections. On Saturday, 1,581 cases were reported — a record single-day high.

This is the 10th straight day that daily case counts have been above 1,000.

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said 508 new cases were recorded in Toronto, 392 in Peel Region and 170 in York Region.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 3,371 as 10 more deaths were reported.

More than 33,300 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. The government has previously said it hoped to increase testing capacity to 50,000 per day by mid-October, and 68,000 tests per day by mid-November.

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There is currently a backlog of 16,254 tests that need results. A total of 5,677,273 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, 79,295 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 83 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 992 from the previous day.

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Active cases in Ontario now stand at 12,830.

Ontario has 500 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 (up by 21 from the previous day), with 125 patients in an intensive care unit (up by seven) and 70 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by three). Hospitalizations have overall steadily increased over the past several weeks.

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The newly reported numbers for Monday’s report are valid as of Sunday afternoon.

More to come.

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