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Ontario confirms 478 new COVID cases today

The province has not reported daily cases so high since May 8
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Public Health Ontario is reporting 478 new COVID-19 cases today, which is the highest number of new cases reported in a single day since early May. 

The province has confirmed three new deaths today, including two people over the age of 80 and one person between 60 and 79 years old. 

On May 8 the province reported 477 new cases, and on May 2, the province reported 511 new cases. For both those days, the province also reported about 16,300 tests had been processed. Today's report indicates Ontario labs have processed 34,201 COVID tests in a 24-hour period. 

According to a breakdown of the 478 new cases by health unit, Toronto Public Health reported 153 new cases, Ottawa reported 90 new cases, Peel reported 95 new cases, and the remaining 31 health units reported between zero and 27 new cases for today's update.

Of today's cases, 324 are individuals under the age of 40. 

The province has confirmed 51 more school-related COVID cases today, including 26 students, seven staff, and 18 unidentified individuals. There are now 141 school-related COVID cases spread across 116 schools in Ontario. Two schools have closed. 

There have now been 47,752 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Ontario, with 41,342 now listed as recovered and 2,832 cases ending in death. 

There are 3,578 active, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, including 81 people hospitalized with COVID-19. There are 24 COVID patients in intensive care units and 11 on ventilators. 

The average incidence rate for Ontario is 321.3 cases per 100,000 people. 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported a total of 816 cases of COVID-19, with 700 of those now listed as recovered. There are two people hospitalized in Simcoe County with COVID-19 (one from Barrie and one from Bradford). Thirty-eight people have died.

The health unit indicates there are 72 unrecovered cases in Simcoe County.

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of Sept. 21

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 288 227 14   Sept. 21 192.9
Bradford W-G 148 127 12 1 Sept. 18 344.4
New Tecumseth 95 88 2   Sept. 21 229.3
Innisfil 57 55     Sept. 14 139.9
Orillia 23 17 2   Sept. 21 68.7
Collingwood 18 17     Sept. 17 75.1
Wasaga Beach 21 18 1   Sept. 21 91.3
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 7 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.


Erika Engel

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