The count of total cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 122,872 as of August 17, 2020, an increase of 785 new cases from the previous day. The count of cases recovered from COVID-19 in Canada was 109,059 as of August 16, 2020.
The count of active cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 4,781 as of August 17, 2020, and 6 new deaths were reported in Canada yesterday.
Internationally: The US added 40,612 new cases yesterday, India 54,288, Brazil 23,038, Pakistan 498. New Zealand added 9 cases yesterday, 13 new cases the day earlier, as per data available on worldometers.
Ontario reported 125 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday and four new deaths, the highest daily count of infections since July 30.
“Ontario is reporting 125 cases of #COVID19, an uptick over recent days and largely the result of localized increases with 17 cases in Peel, 27 in Toronto and 28 in Windsor-Essex. Today, 27 of 34 PHUs are still reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases”, the Health Minister, Christine Elliot, stated in her tweet today.
“Yesterday, the province processed over 23,000 tests”, the Health Minister tweeted further.
Public Health Ontario Highlights (Report Date: August 18):
There are a total of 40,870 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.
Compared to the previous day, this represents:
An increase of 125 confirmed cases (percent change of +26.3%)
An increase of 4 deaths (percent change is not applicable)
An increase of 90 resolved cases (percent change of +8.4%)
New cases in Peel: 17, Toronto: 27, Halton Region: 1, York Region: 3
New cases in Ottawa: 8, Windsor-Essex: 28
Source: Public Health Ontario
Confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Peel as of August 18 at 12:00 p.m
August 17: Brampton: 11
August 17: Caledon: 0
August 17: Mississauga: 6
As of August 18 at 12 p.m. there have been 322 deaths (does not include cases currently under investigation) reported in Peel.
Source: Peel Public Health
If there is a discrepancy between numbers reported by Public Health Ontario and those reported publicly by a Public Health Unit, it is because the Public Health Unit hasn’t yet updated their numbers in iPHIS. In that case, consider the number reported by the Public Health Unit to be the most up to date.
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For the latest on COVID-19 in Toronto, visit the official website.
For the latest on COVID-19 in Peel Region, visit the official website.
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