TORONTO – The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Ontario has risen to unseen numbers since more than 500 cases were reported from the height of the epidemic in May.
Health officials on Tuesday reported 478 new cases of the coronavirus novel, the highest daily rate since May 2 with 511 cases confirmed.
The province reported another three deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the total death toll to 2,832.
The new infections brought the province’s total number of lab-certified infections to 47,752, including 41,342 recoveries and deaths.
Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said Tuesday that 68 percent (242) of the new cases were people under the age of 40.
Ninety-nine were between the ages of 40 and 59 and 36 were between the ages of 60 and 70. Eight people over the age of 80 were part of the count of cases on Tuesday.
Where are Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases?
Most of the new cases are mainly in the Ottawa, Toronto and Peel regions.
Health officials confirmed 153 new infections in Toronto, 90 new infections in Ottawa and 95 new infections in the Peel Region.
Sixteen new cases were reported in the Durham region and 27 new cases in the York region and Waterloo.
In the Middlesex-London area, 12 cases each were reported in the Hamilton and Halton region.
The Ontario hospital with COVID-19 currently has 82 patients, 24 of whom are being treated in the intensive care unit. 11 of them are breathing with the help of a ventilator.
Testing for COVID-19 in Ontario
According to Elliott, 32,400 tests for COVID-19 were processed within the last recorded 24-hour period.
About 40,000 tests are currently under investigation in the province.
Back on May 2, when the province reported more than 500 new cases in a single day, 16,305 tests were conducted during the same period.
More than 3.6 million COVID-19 tests have been performed since the virus entered the province in late January in Ontario.