The count of total cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 123,490 as of August 19, 2020, an increase of 336 new cases from the previous day. The count of cases recovered from COVID-19 in Canada was 109,822 as of August 19, 2020.
The count of active cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 4,619 as of August 19, 2020.
Internationally: The US added 44,957 new cases yesterday, India 69,196, Brazil 48,541, Pakistan 613. New Zealand added 6 new cases yesterday, as per data available on worldometers.
Ontario is reporting 76 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, and this does not include data from 11 PHUs. Ontario completed nearly 26,000 tests yesterday.
“Ontario is reporting 76 cases of #COVID19. Due to an issue with iPHIS, updated numbers are not available from 11 PHUs. These 11 units reported a total of eight cases yesterday and while not a direct proxy for today it’s an indication of how many cases may be under-reported“, the Health Minister, Christine Elliot, stated in her tweet today.
“This glitch is another reminder of why it’s so important that we replace the outdated iPHIS with our custom-built #COVID19 system. We’re making great progress: in fact, all 11 impacted units are transitioning to the new system today, at which point 31 of 34 PHUs will be using it.”, the Health Minister tweeted further.
The Health Minister stated, “The 11 units not included in today’s numbers are: Algoma, Brant County, Chatham-Kent, City of Hamilton, Niagara Region, Peterborough, Simcoe Muskoka District, Southwestern, Sudbury & Districts, Timiskaming and Windsor-Essex County.”
“Hospitalizations and vented patients both declined today as ICU admissions remain stable. Yesterday, the province processed nearly 26,000 tests”, wrote the Health Minister on Twitter.
Public Health Ontario Highlights (Report Date: August 20):
There are a total of 41,048 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.
Compared to the previous day, this represents:
An increase of 76 confirmed cases (percent change of -25.5%)
An increase of 1 death (percent change is not applicable)
An increase of 76 resolved cases (percent change of -14.6%)
New cases in Peel: 19, Toronto: 21, Halton Region: 2, York Region: 4
New cases in Ottawa: 11, Windsor-Essex: NA
Source: Public Health Ontario
Confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Peel as of August 19 at 12:00 p.m
August 18: Brampton: 11
August 18: Caledon: 0
August 18: Mississauga: 6
As of August 19 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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