Ontario reports more than 2,400 new coronavirus cases setting another one-day record

Ontario reported 2,432 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday — marking a new single-day record to date for the second time this week — bringing the provincial total to 148,967.

Thursday’s case count is the third consecutive day that cases are above 2,000 after 2,139 new infections were recorded on Wednesday, and 2,275 cases on Tuesday (the previous daily record).

According to Thursday’s provincial report, 737 cases were recorded in Toronto, 434 in Peel Region, 209 in York Region, 190 in Windsor-Essex,142 in Hamilton and 104 in Halton Region.

All other public health units in Ontario reported under 100 new cases in the provincial report.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 4,058 as 23 more deaths were reported.

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Ontario has 919 people hospitalized with COVID-19 (down by 13 from the previous day), with 263 patients in an intensive care unit (up by seven) and 172 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by 15).

The government said 58,178 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 78,631 tests that need results. A total of 7,166,667 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, 127,425 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 85 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 2,009 from the previous day.

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Active cases in Ontario now stand at 17,484, up from the previous day at 17,084, and up from last Thursday at 16,089.

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The province 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. Data may also be pulled at different times.

More to come.

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