On Friday, Ontario is reporting 401 new COVID-19 infections, continuing the trend of an alarming uptick in infections, especially in the Peel Region and Toronto.
Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) had warned last week that Ontario is losing ground in the fight against COVID-19. OHA issued a statement strongly encouraging Ontarians to stick to public health measures as the province experiences a steady upward trend in daily #COVID19 cases.
Anthony Dale, President and CEO, Ontario Hospital Association had issued a statement, as the province experiences a steady upward trend in the number of COVID-19 cases, reminding all Ontarians of the importance of personal responsibility and sticking with the public health measures that are essential to saving lives and preventing a second wave of this deadly pandemic.
On Thursday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that social gatherings are limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors for the three hotspots, effective Friday.
There could also be fines of $10,000 to $100,000 for organizers of social gatherings breaking the rules.
“Ontario is reporting 401 cases of #COVID19 as over 35,800 tests were completed. Locally, there are 130 new cases in Toronto with 82 in Peel and 61 in Ottawa. 67% of today’s new cases are in people under the age of 40“, the Health Minister, Christine Elliot, stated in her tweet today.
The rolling five-day average of new infections now stands at 287, up from 170 one week ago.
Public Health Ontario Highlights (Report Date: September 17):
There are a total of 44,817 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.
Compared to the previous day, this represents:
An increase of 401 confirmed cases (percent change of +36.9%)
An increase of 0 deaths (percent change of -100%)
An increase of 176 resolved cases (percent change of -1.7%)
New cases in Peel: 82, Toronto: 130, York Region: 40, Halton Region: 19
Total active cases in Ottawa: 60, Windsor-Essex: 2, Hamilton: 5
The number of new tests done: 35,826
Source: Public Health Ontario
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
The count of total cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 140,867 as of September 17, 2020. The count of cases recovered from COVID-19 in Canada was 123,109 as of September 17, 2020. The count of active cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 8,558 as of September 17, 2020.
Across the globe, the US (+46,295 new cases), Brazil (+35,757 new cases) and India continue to see an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. Pakistan reported 545 new cases yesterday compared to its neighbour India where 96,793 new cases were registered.
For the latest on COVID-19 in Ontario, visit the official website.
For the latest on COVID-19 in Quebec, visit the official website (English), or here (French)
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.