Ontario confirms highest coronavirus case count since late June

Sep 11 2020, 7:25 am

The province has confirmed 213 COVID-19 cases on Friday morning, marking the highest daily case count since late June.

On June 29, Ontario reported 257 cases, and reported 203 a month later.

There has been one reported death today with a total of 124 cases resolved from the previous day.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, 26 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases with 18 reporting no new cases.

There are 71 cases in Toronto, with 38 in Peel and 37 in Ottawa.

“67% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40,” Elliot said.

“Continuing to adhere to everyday actions like practicing physical distancing, wearing face coverings and washing your hands remain our best line of defence against this virus,” she added.

The cases follow more than a week that has seen daily totals stay over 100 including Thursday’s 170Wednesday’s 149Tuesday’s 185, Monday’s 190 — the most cases since July 24 — Sunday’s 158, Saturday’s 169, Friday’s 148Thursday’s 132, and Wednesday’s 133.

There has been a total of 43,068 coronavirus cases to date, with 39,598 resolved and 2,813 reported deaths.

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