Ontario reports 435 new COVID-19 cases, slight increase from a day earlier
Published Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:21AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:39PM EDT
Ontario is reporting 435 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, a slight increase from a day earlier.
Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa continue to lead in the amount of new cases across public health units in the province.
“Locally, there are 131 new cases in Toronto with 110 in Peel and 45 in Ottawa. 64% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40,” Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted on Saturday.
Within the GTA, York Region reported 43 new cases, five new cases were reported in Durham and 12 new infections in Halton.
Today marks the third day in a row that the province recorded more than 400 new cases.
On Friday, the province reported 409 new cases of the virus, the exact same amount of new cases reported on Thursday.
More than 43,000 tests were processed across Ontario within the last 24 hours, beating a provincial record of 41,800 tests reported on Friday. The government has vowed to conduct 50,000 tests daily in the coming weeks.
Health officials are currently investigating 68,040 COVID-19 tests, the highest backlog of tests recorded in the province since the outbreak began in March.
Zero new deaths from the virus were reported on Saturday compared to one new death recorded on Friday.
According to the provincial epidemiological summary, there are 338 more resolved cases across Ontario bringing the total amount of active cases to 3,996.
There are a total of 42,507 resolved cases in the province and 2,837 people have died from the virus.
Of the new cases reported on Saturday, almost half (212) were among people between the ages of 20 and 39, 98 patients were between 40 and 59 years old and 66 were 19 years old or younger.
There are currently 100 people in the hospital with the virus. Of those, 28 are in intensive care and 15 are breathing with the help of a ventilator.
On Friday, Premier Doug Ford said his government will release detailed modelling scenarios about the future path of COVID-19 in the province next week.