February 25, 2024

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COVID-19 in Ontario: More than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 reported in less than a week in the third week

COVID-19 in Ontario: More than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 reported in less than a week in the third week

TORONTO – New COVID-19 cases in Ontario have crossed the 1,000 mark for the third time in a week.

Friday’s 1,003 new infections indicate an increase over Thursday’s total 998 new cases logged in.

Ontario’s seven-day average number of cases is now 996, a new record for the province. While 41,268 tests have been processed in the last 24 hours, Ontario’s COVID-19 positivity rate is currently 2.4 percent.

Another 14 deaths related to COVID-19 occurred the previous day, the health ministry said.

A total of 81,693 lab cases were reported in Ontario, including 3,209 deaths and 70,086 resolved cases.

The news comes on the same day as the Ontario government decides Decide where each area in the province will be placed in its new Tired Lockdown system.

The Protocol Comes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and each of Ontario’s 34 public health units stands as one of five divisions, preventing, protecting, restricting, controlling or locking down, each with their own health measures.

Most of the new infections logged on Friday were in people between the ages of 20 and 39, with 337 cases reported at that age. A total of 294 new infections were added in the second highest number of reported cases on Tuesday between the ages of 404 and 59.

Also, 141 cases were reported in those aged 19 and under, while 132 other cases were included in those aged between 60 and 79 years.

At least 97 new cases were added in those aged 80 years and older.

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Where are the new COVID-19 cases?

The Toronto (300), Peel (280) and York (125) regions continue to report the lion’s share of new cases.

Those areas, as well as Ottawa (43), are currently observing revised public health measures that prohibit the use of gyms and theaters in restaurants and bars in addition to indoor meals in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. .

Earlier this week, the government proposed to keep the Ottawa, Peel Region, York Region and Eastern Ontario Health Units within the limits of the Provincial Lockdown Framework on November 7.

Toronto will not join these four areas until November 14 at the request of Mayor John Tory.

Meanwhile, there are 380 patients in a hospital in Ontario with COVID-19. Of those patients, 86 are being treated in the intensive care unit while 49 are breathing with the help of a ventilator.

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