11-year-old among latest to be hospitalized for COVID-19 in Toronto

Dec 21 2020, 9:41 pm

An 11-year-old child is the youngest to be hospitalized in Toronto with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours as over 600 new cases have been reported in the city.

During Monday’s press conference, Dr. Eileen de Villa confirmed 646 new COVID-19 cases on December 21.

There are 300 people in the hospital with 25 new admissions reported today. Of that, a total of 86 patients are in intensive care.

On a more tragic note, de Villa also stated that the youngest person to be hospitalized due to the virus in the last day is 11-years-old. As for deaths, the youngest person who has recently passed away due to COVID-19 was 30 years old.

Over 54,000 cases have been reported in the city since the pandemic began, according to de Villa.

On Monday morning, the provincial government confirmed 2,123 new COVID-19 cases across Ontario, marking the seventh day in a row that cases surpass the 2,000 mark.

Ontario health officials released new COVID-19 modelling data on Monday morning, indicating that a “hard lockdown” of four to six weeks would bring case numbers down significantly, claiming it would bring cases to under 1,000 per day.

As of December 26, Ontario will head into a province-wide lockdown for the next 28 days.

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