TORONTO – Ontario is reporting another drop in COVID-19 cases, reporting its lowest number of new infections in 16 weeks.
Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 102 new cases of the novel coronavirus.
With the new cases reported on Wednesday, the total number of infected has gone up to 37,052.
Ontario also recorded nine new COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,732.
“Locally, 31 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 19 of them reporting no new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.
“With 135 more resolved, Ontario has 33 fewer active cases as we continue to track a steady decline in the number of active cases in the province.”
This comes after officials confirmed 111 new infections on Tuesday, and reported that 96 of those cases were people under the age of 60.
Where are the new COVID-19 cases?
According to Wednesday’s epidemiological report, 14 of the new cases were found in the Peel area, five in the York area, 49 in Toronto, and 15 in Windsor-Essex, an area hit by an outbreak of migrant workers. is battling.
These areas have been barred from proceeding to Phase 3 of the province’s reopening plan because of their case numbers.
Of the new cases in Ontario, 10 of them were under the age of 19, 43 of them were between the ages of 20 and 39, and 25 of them were between the ages of 40 and 59. There were 26 cases among people aged 60 years. and old.
Most of the total deaths so far have been recorded in people above the age of 70 years. One person under the age of 19 who had COVID-19 died in Ontario, but it is not clear whether the death was due to illness or other health issues.
Eleven patients who died were between 20 and 39 years old, while 112 were between 40 and 59 years old and 728 were between 60 and 79 years old.
As of Wednesday, there were 115 people in the hospital due to COVID-19. Thirty-one of these patients are in the intensive care unit and 22 of them are breathing with the help of ventilators.
COVID-19 testing in Ontario
In the last 24 hours, just over 23,700 COVID-19 tests were conducted by the authorities.
Ontario health officials have conducted more than 1.75 million tests for the disease since it was declared a pandemic.
Over 22,029 tests are currently under investigation.