Ontario’s number of new COVID-19 cases continues to climb a week after the Thanksgiving long weekend — Ottawa, however, is seeing a bit of a dip.
According to the Ontario government’s report Saturday, Ontario is reporting 805 new cases — that’s up from the 712 that were reported Friday. That works out to be a 13 per cent increase in one day.
The last time case numbers like this were reported in Ontario was on October 12, when 807 cases were recorded.
This is the 56th day Ontario has reported new case numbers in the triple digits.
Ottawa, however, is reporting 70 new cases in the city — that’s down from the 99 that were reported Friday and 93 reported Thursday. That’s about a 29 per cent decrease between Friday and Saturday.
Ontario now has a total case count of 63,713 since the pandemic started.
The province is also reporting 10 more deaths, bringing the total death toll to 3,041.
However, 682 cases have been resolved, bringing the total of resolved cases to 54,686.
There are currently 278 people in hospital, 72 of which are in the ICU with 42 on a ventilator.
The most number of active cases continues to be among 20-29 year olds with 1,322 cases (that’s eight less since Friday).
This is followed by 30-39 years olds with 986 active cases (11 more since yesterday) and the under 20 cohort with 881 active cases (one more since yesterday).
There were 44,722 tests processed since Friday — that’s about a 16 per cent increase from the previous processing day.
The province has now processed 4,617,563 tests since March.
According to the Ontario government, there are no new deaths in the city, keeping the death toll at 301.
The total number of cases the city has seen since March is now at 5,969.
However, 785 cases remain active (seven less since yesterday).
The number of resolved cases is now at 4,883 — that's 77 cleared cases since yesterday.
Forty-eight people are currently in hospital (one more since Friday) with eight in the ICU (unchanged).
In Ottawa, tthe most cases are still seen among the 20-29 years olds, who report a total of 1,3,06 cases since March. This is followed by the 30-39 age group with 810 cases and 40-49 year odls with 771 cases.
The most active number of cases are seen among the 20-29 cohort with 166 patients, followed by the 10-19 year olds with 124 active cases. Those in the 40-49 age group come in third with a 109 active cases. At the moment, there are 92 active cases among kids under nine years of age.
So far, there are no reported cases of a child who has been hospitalized with COVID-19, according to OPH. However, the most number of hospitalized cases are among the 60-69 age group with 82, followed by the 70-79 age group with a total of 71 cases.
There have been two cases of hospitalization among the 10-19 cohort.
There are 48 ongoing outbreaks in healthcare institutions (one more since yesterday) and 26 in childcare and educations centre (one more). There is also one community outbreak.