October 24, 2021

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Ontario reported a single day record of 1,050 new cases of COVID-19

Ontario reported a single day record of 1,050 new cases of COVID-19

Ontario reported an additional 1,050 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, indicating a new single-day high for the province.

There are now up to 950 seven-day average cases that help to soften the noise in the data. The province still reports 14 deaths, with an official death toll of 3,166. Less than 64 percent of those deaths were living in long-term care homes.

Only 25,279 tests were completed yesterday. Public health officials said in September that they expect to process 68,000 tests a day by mid-November, with the number of tests on Monday being much lower than the current daily capacity of 45,000.

There were 408 new cases in Toronto, 212 in Peel, 86 in Halton, 76 in the York region and 57 in Durham. 837 cases were also resolved.

Other areas that see double-digit growth are Ottawa 34 (much lower than the daily cases the city saw weeks ago), Simco Muscoca 21, Hamilton 34, Niagara 31 and Waterloo 20.

Hospitalizations hit 357, with 73 patients currently in intensive care and 47 in need of a ventilator.

Currently, 78 out of 626 long-term care homes in Ontario have an outbreak of COVID-19.

Premier Doug Ford said Monday that health officials are working on a reopening plan he plans to go before his cabinet.

He revealed last week that the province is asking health professionals to come up with a way that will allow more businesses to reopen in areas where the coronavirus novel is most damaged.

The province is set to launch a set of improved graphs on Tuesday afternoon, Shows more information about infection rates Easily available so far.

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Ford will announce a new data page during its daily COVID-19 news briefing, CBC News reported.

The prototype of the new web page seen by CBC News shows new graphs that allow users to compare COVID-19 case numbers between different graph health units. Another new chart is how infections are contracted, by outbreak, by close relationships with positive ones or by an unknown source of community outbreak.


Have more questions about COVID-19 in Ontario? These CBC News articles help:

What do the latest modeling numbers indicate about the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario?

Experts estimate that growth will be slow, but will be in the range of 800-1,200 new cases per day

How are hospitals coping?

CBC Toronto’s Mike Crawley has new reporting on hospitals showing high levels of COVID

Why are so few people dying in the second wave of COVID-19?

Experts say there are a variety of factors, but warn that there is still cause for concern