Ontario reports first coronavirus death in person under 20

Jun 23 2020, 10:16 am

Ontario reported the first COVID-19 related death of a person under 20, during its daily update on Tuesday.

To date, the majority of coronavirus deaths in the province are in the age group 80 and over, where there have been 1,812 deaths accounting for 31% of overall numbers.

For the 60 to 79 age group, there have been 693 deaths accounting for 10.6%, with 102 deaths in the 40 to 59 age bracket, making it 1% of the overall death count.

For the 20 to 39-year-old bracket, there have been 11 deaths.

Government of Ontario

On Tuesday, Ontario reported an increase in daily new cases with 216 — an increase of 55 cases from the previous day. 

Health Minister Christine Elliot said that 78% of the cases come from Toronto, Peel, York and Windsor.

In the last 10 days, eight have shown cases being below 200. 

On a local level, 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases with 17 of them reporting no new cases. 

She also noted that 29 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases at all.

According to the latest data, a total of 16,189 tests were completed from the previous day, a decrease from highs of over 20,000 daily tests the province had been able to reach.

To date, a total of 1,212,816 have been tested across Ontario.

On Monday, Premier Doug Ford announced that the City of Toronto and Peel Region could enter Stage 2 on Wednesday, June 24 at 12:01 am.

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