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Numbers remain high as province reports 1,822 new COVID cases

Public Health Ontario reports 29 deaths related to the coronavirus over the past 24 hours while more than 1,510 cases have been been resolved
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Public Health Ontario has confirmed 1,822 new cases of COVID-19 today, which is just 33 fewer than the record set yesterday.

The vast majority of those new cases - 1,434 or almost 79% - occurred in the GTA and Waterloo. The provincial health agency says there were 566 new cases reported in Toronto yesterday, with 516 in Peel, 145 in York Region, 105 in Waterloo and 102 in Hamilton.

Over the past seven days, there has been an average of 1,523 new, lab-confirmed cases daily across the province. 

The agency also reported 29 new deaths related to the coronavirus over the past 24 hours; 11 of those were residents of long-term care facilities. Yesterday, 20 deaths were reported - 14 of which were residents of long-term care facilities. 

Since yesterday, 51 more people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 and four more COVID patients have been admitted to intensive care units. 

More than 1,510 cases have been resolved since yesterday. Since the pandemic began, 95,876 of the 113,038 total cases have been resolved.

Over the past 24 hours, almost 55,100 tests were completed, which is about 3,000 fewer than the record number of tests processed the previous day.

Since the start of the pandemic, public health labs in Ontario have processed 6.18 million COVID-19 tests.

Throughout Ontario, there are 595 people hospitalized with the coronavirus (up from 541 yesterday) and 155 of those patients are in intensive care units. There are 99 COVID patients on ventilators. 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported a total of 2,021 cases of COVID-19, with 1,929 of those in Simcoe County. There are 1,735 cases listed as recovered in the region. Thirteen people are currently hospitalized, all are Simcoe County residents. The health unit has confirmed 52 deaths since March.

The incidence rate for Simcoe County is 358 cases per 100,000 people. With a seven-day average of 29.2 cases per 100,000 people in a week. The region's reproductive rate shows every person who contracts COVID-19 transmits it to 1.1 other people, and testing data shows 2.1 per cent of people who are tested in the region test positive for COVID-19. 

Case breakdown from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit by municipality for Simcoe County as of Nov. 27.

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie  611 509 15 9 Nov. 27 409
Bradford W-G  350 302 12 1 Nov. 27 815
New Tecumseth  341 292 12 2 Nov. 27 823
Innisfil 182 164 1 1 Nov. 27 447
Orillia 34 28 3   Nov. 23 102
Collingwood 27 23     Nov. 27 113
Wasaga Beach 35 31 1   Nov. 23 152
Clearview 35 32 1   Nov. 27 237
Springwater 41 23 1   Nov. 27 195
Midland 16 16     Nov. 19 89
Oro-Medonte 26 20 2   Nov. 27 112
Adjala-Tosorontio 38 36     Nov. 27 326
Essa 97 88 1   Nov. 27 406
Ramara 18 16     Nov. 18 173
Tiny 18 17     Nov. 23 137
Tay 27 23 1   Nov. 23 235
Penetanguishene 19 18 1   Nov. 19 196
Severn 14 12     Nov. 27 94
Georgian Bay 9 8     Nov. 24 319

 *Incidence rate is number of cases per 100,000 people in the local population.

**Total cases includes the number of cases currently recovering at home as well as any that have recovered, died, or are in hospital


Dave Dawson

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