On Sunday, Ontario is reporting 204 new COVID-19 infections, continuing the trend of an uptick in infections, especially in the Peel Region and Toronto.
Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) has warned 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 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.
In the statement, OHA appreciates the responsible actions of millions of Ontarians and that the province experienced a low number of COVID-19 cases throughout much of the summer. Unfortunately, according to OHA, Ontario’s COVID-19 reproduction rate is now over 1 and the spread of infection is accelerating. Daily case growth is now over 200, a clear warning sign that our hard-won progress is slipping away. It is the responsibility of each of us to take steps immediately to halt this alarming trend.
On behalf of Ontario’s hospitals – the anchor of Ontario’s pandemic response and the last line of defence in the long war against COVID-19 – we implore the people of Ontarians to strictly adhere to the public health measures that helped bring wave one under control and allowed Ontario to reopen its economy. All Ontarians must continue to wash their hands frequently, practice physical distancing, wear masks when required, stay home when they are sick, and neither host nor attend unsafe gatherings and parties.Ontario Hospital Association
Cases by Age (ONTARIO)
On Sunday, 64% of new cases are in people under the age of 40.
“Today, Ontario is reporting 204 cases of #COVID19 as over 31,000 tests were completed. Locally, 27 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 reporting no new cases. Toronto is reporting 63 cases with 47 in Ottawa and 35 in Peel“, the Health Minister, Christine Elliot, stated in her tweet today.
Public Health Ontario Highlights (Report Date: September 13):
There are a total of 44,504 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.
Compared to the previous day, this represents:
An increase of 204 confirmed cases (percent change of -12.1%)
An increase of 124 resolved cases (percent change of +4.2%)
An increase of 1 death (percent change of 0%)
New cases in Peel: 35, Toronto: 63, York Region: 11, Halton Region: 8
Total active cases in Ottawa: 47, Windsor-Essex: 13, Hamilton: 0
The number of new tests done: 31,143
Source: Public Health Ontario
According to Peel Public Health, Brampton registered 33, Caledon 3 and Mississauga 23 new cases on September 13, 2020.
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
On Sunday, the most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19 in Québec show 279 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 64,986. One new death has occurred in the last 24 hours, but the total remains at 5,780 due to the withdrawal of one death that the investigation has shown not to be attributable to COVID-19. The number of hospitalizations decreased by 1 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 124.
The count of total cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 136,141 as of September 12, 2020, an increase of 515 new cases from the previous day. The count of cases recovered from COVID-19 in Canada was 120,075 as of September 12, 2020. The count of active cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 6,896 as of September 12, 2020.
Across the globe, the US (+39,282 new cases), Brazil (+31,880 new cases) and India continue to see an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. Pakistan reported 584 new cases yesterday compared to its neighbour India where 94,409 new cases were registered. A country with a population similar to India is China, where the first cases of the virus were discovered, reported 6 new cases yesterday.
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.
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