TORONTO – New COVID-19 infections in Ontario have dropped to 600, the province recorded the highest number of single-day cases since the pandemic began on Friday.
Health officials reported 653 new cases Saturday morning 732 infections logged in a day earlier.
The province has added four more COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours and 435 cases are now thought to have been resolved.
Also, another 37 people died due to what is known as provincial data remediation.
Based on a “data review” at Toronto Public Health, 37 COVID-19 related deaths and “many” other cases were added.
“Cases of deaths that occur in spring or early summer are now being recorded as part of a data review and data cleaning program,” the health ministry said.
Saturday report The province’s COVID-19 case total reached 53,633, including 2,968 deaths and 45,285 recoveries — an increase of 1.2 percent over Friday’s total.
Currently, there are 5,380 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario.
On Friday, the province asked residents now Only stay in touch with those in their immediate home, Effectively giving a break to social groups.
As Ontario logs two days of record-breaking daily case counts this week, Premier Doug Ford has imposed several new sanctions to curb the spread of the disease in the province’s three COVID-19 hotspots, Toronto, Ottawa and the Peel region.
Despite the decline, new infections reported on Saturday indicate unseen case numbers since the end of April, with the province regularly recording daily cases in the 500s and 600s.
At that time, the province made its discovery A three-step plan to restart the economy Most of Ontario is in a lockdown state.
Half (322) of the new cases reported on Saturday were among people between the ages of 20 and 39. Ontario’s lab-certified COVID-19 cases accounted for 18,769 people of that age.
157 cases were reported in people between the ages of 40 and 59, and 99 new infections were reported in people aged 19 and under.
Forty-nine new cases were reported in people between the ages of 60 and 79, and 24 new cases were reported in people aged 80 and over.
Where are the new COVID-19 cases?
Most of the new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario are reported by just three regions.
There are 284 new cases in Toronto, 104 in the Peel Region and 97 in Ottawa.
At least five other public health departments, including the York Region, Hamilton and Waterloo, are also reporting new case numbers in double digits.
Meanwhile, the other 34 public health departments of the province are reporting less than five cases of the disease. Many areas did not report new cases.
The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Ontario is now 155, up from 167 reported a day earlier.
Of those 155 patients, 41 are being treated in the intensive care unit, 23 of whom are breathing with the help of a ventilator.
Earlier this week, Province has released new modeling data on the coronavirus novel Ontario hospitals can perform “non-covid capacity and all scheduled surgeries” when there are less than 150 people in an ICU with the disease.
Data show that ICU admissions for COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals with more than 150 patients make it more difficult to treat non-COVID patients. The province said it would be “impossible” to support non-Kovid-19 patients if ICU admissions for the disease exceed 350.
Since the outbreak began, 1,100 Ontarians have been admitted to an ICU for treatment of their COVID-19 symptoms.
Update on COVID-19 testing in Ontario
Testing for COVID-19 in Ontario 46,254 tests have been completed since yesterday.
Since the outbreak, the province has processed more than four million tests for the disease.
Currently 91,322 tests are under investigation, setting a new record for provincial testing backlog for the second day in a row.