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Ontario reports 1,924 new COVID cases today, yet another record

Fifteen people have died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 3,772 since the pandemic began
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Public Health Ontario is reporting 1,924 new cases of COVID-19 today, which is a new daily record in the province, eclipsing the previous mark of 1,859 set just yesterday. 

This is the first time the daily case count has been more than 1,900, as recent reports have typically been around 1,700 to 1,800. 

Health Minister Christine Elliott says the highest number of cases today are coming out of Toronto with 568, followed by Peel Region with 477, and York Region with 249.

Fifteen more people have died from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 3,772. Approximately two-thirds of all deaths have been people living in long-term care facilities. 

According to the province, 1,574 people have also recovered from the virus since yesterday's report. 

There are 15,547 active cases in Ontario at the moment. 

Overall, there have now been 127,309 COVID cases in the province since the pandemic began earlier this year, with 107,990 of those people having recovered from the disease. 

The province has also completed more than 6.5 million tests in that time, including 59,251 in the past 24 hours. Almost 48,000 tests are still under investigation, however.

There are currently 701 people hospitalized with the virus, although public health officials say that number is likely low as several hospitals did not submit daily bed census data for Friday. Of those patients, 204 are in intensive care, and 109 are on ventilators. 

Locally, the incidence rate for Simcoe County is 401 cases per 100,000 people.

Case breakdown from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit by municipality for Simcoe County as of Dec. 3

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie  681 559 15 9 Dec. 3 456
Bradford W-G  378 329 12 1 Dec. 3 880
New Tecumseth  366 328 12 1 Dec. 3 883
Innisfil 201 175 1 1 Dec. 3 493
Orillia 43 30 3   Dec. 3 129
Collingwood 32 26     Dec. 2 133
Wasaga Beach 39 32 1   Dec. 1 170
Clearview 38 34 1   Dec. 2 257
Springwater 44 38 1   Dec. 3 209
Midland 16 16     Nov. 19 89
Oro-Medonte 32 21 2   Dec. 2 137
Adjala-Tosorontio 41 37     Dec. 3 35.2
Essa 106 92 1   Dec. 2 443
Ramara 20 18     Dec. 3 193
Tiny 18 18     Nov. 23 137
Tay 28 24 1   Nov. 30 253
Penetanguishene 20 18 1   Dec. 2 206
Severn 16 13     Dec. 3 107
Georgian Bay 9 9     Nov. 24 319

*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




Raymond Bowe

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Raymond is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting from Simcoe County since 2000
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