Ontario reports over 700 new cases, new highest case count in the province

732 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario 732 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario today. 11 reported today in Niagara Region.

Ontario is reporting 732 new COVID-19 cases today, surpassing the former highest daily report of 700 cases reported Monday.

A second wave of COVID-19 has now been confirmed by modelling among the province’s health analysts.

Niagara Region reported 11 new cases today, pushing the region’s daily numbers back into the double digits.

“Ontario is reporting 732 cases of #COVID19 as nearly 40,100 tests were completed. Locally, there are 323 new cases in Toronto, 141 in Ottawa and 111 in Peel. 58% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40. There are 428 more resolved cases,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.

“Due to a data review at @TOPublicHealth, a number of cases and deaths that occurred in the spring or summer are being reported today,” she added.

Other health units that reported higher daily case numbers include York with 38 cases, Durham Region with 34 cases, Simcoe Muskoka District with 13 cases, and Halton Region with 11 cases.

There were two new deaths reported today in Ontario. There were no new deaths reported in the Niagara Region.

Ontario now has 52,980 confirmed cases, with 44,850 of those cases resolved. There have been 2927 deaths. There are 167 cases in hospitals, with 38 in intensive care and 21 people on ventilators.

The total number of confirmed cases in Niagara is now at 1,093, with 924 resolved. Of those cases, there are 105 active cases and five active outbreaks. There have been 64 deaths.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

Note: Population numbers in brackets are Niagara Info’ estimates against growth over 2016 census numbers.

Grimsby 1 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 3 case)
Lincoln 0.8 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 2 case)
Pelham 1.7 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 3 cases)
Wainfleet 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 cases)
West Lincoln 0.6 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 1 case)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 1.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 6 cases)
Niagara Falls 3.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 35 cases)
NOTL 0 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 1 case)
Port Colborne 2.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 4 cases)
St. Catharines 2.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 33 cases)
Thorold 1.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 3 cases)
Welland 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 9 cases)

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