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Number of new provincial COVID-19 cases spikes to 491 today

The province also reported two additional deaths related to the coronavirus over the past 24 hours; There is a backlog of more than 65,000 tests awaiting results
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The province's number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to trend in the wrong direction with a 13% increase in new cases over the past 24 hours.

On Thursday and Friday, there were 409 new cases reported by Public Health Ontario on each day. That number rose to 435 on Saturday. Today, the number has risen again - this time to 491 new cases in the past 24 hours.

The province has also confirmed two more deaths related to COVID – bringing the total number of deaths since the onset of the pandemic to 2,839.

One-quarter of today's new cases (137 cases) are from Toronto Public Health, while 131 cases were reported by Peel Public Health, and 58 were reported by each of Ottawa Public Health and York Region Public Health.

Just over 60% of today's new cases involve people under the age of 40. 

More than 42,500 tests were completed over the past 24 hours and since the pandemic began, 3,808,226 tests have been administered in Ontario. There is a backlog of more than 65,000 tests awaiting results. 

To-date, Public Health Ontario has confirmed 49,831 COVID-19 cases in the province, and has reported 42,796 of those as recovered. 

As of today, there are 112 people who are hospitalized in Ontario with the coronavirus. Public Health notes a number of hospitals (approximately 35) did not submit data for Sept. 25, which is common on weekends. Officials anticipate the number of hospitalized patients may increase when reporting compliance increases.

According to the data, there are 28 COVID patients in intensive care and 16 COVID patients on ventilators throughout the province; both small increases over yesterday. 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported a total of 842 cases of COVID-19, with 785 of those in Simcoe County. There are now 714 cases listed as recovered. There are no hospitalizations reported on the health unit website. Thirty-eight people have died.

The health unit indicates there are 72 unrecovered cases in Simcoe County, and 87 active cases in the region. 

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of Sept. 24

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 293 239 14   Sept. 24 196.2
Bradford W-G 150 128 12   Sept. 22 349.1
New Tecumseth 95 88 2   Sept. 22 231.7
Innisfil 60 55     Sept. 24 147.3
Orillia 23 17 2   Sept. 21 68.7
Collingwood 18 17     Sept. 24 75.1
Wasaga Beach 23 18 1   Sept. 22 100
Clearview 9 8 1   July 27 60.9
Springwater 16 14 1   Sept. 9 76.2
Midland 12 12     July 24 66.9
Oro-Medonte 10 8 2   Sept. 17 38.6
Adjala-Tosorontio 9 9     June 16 77.2
Essa 20 19 1   Aug. 17 83.6
Ramara 13 13     Sept. 8 125.2
Tiny 7 7     Aug. 28 not released
Tay 9 9     July 23 81.3
Penetanguishene 9 8 1   Aug. 19 92.9
Severn 7 7     July 27 not released

*Incidence rate is number of cases per 100,000 people in the local population.

**Total cases includes the number of cases currently recovering at home as well as any that have recovered, died, or are in hospital.




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