Ontario sees another day of more than 600 coronavirus cases

Oct 3 2020, 4:35 pm

Ontario discovered 653 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, a number in keeping with the upswing in new daily cases the province has been seeing in the last couple of weeks.

Saturday’s new case count is down slightly from Friday’s record-breaking single day increase of 732 new cases. But it’s in line with Thursday’s 538 new cases and Wednesday’s 625.

Toronto accounts for 284 of the new cases, Peel saw 104, and Ottawa saw 97.

Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted that 64% of Saturday’s new cases are in people under 40, following the trend of this second upswing in cases tending to be in younger people.

Right now there are 155 people in hospital with coronavirus infections across Ontario, and 41 of them are in the ICU.

Ontario has seen a total of 53,633 infections since the start of the pandemic, and 2,968 people in the province have died. Elliott said some of the new deaths reported Saturday are not new, and are in fact being added from back in the spring.

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