On Sunday, Ontario is reporting 491 new COVID-19 infections, continuing the trend of an alarming uptick in infections, especially in Ottawa, Peel Region and Toronto. 63% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40.
The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19 in Québec show 896 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 71,901. Also, 2 new deaths have occurred in the last 24 hours, to which are added 2 deaths which have occurred between September 20 and September 25, for a total of 5,825.
Newfoundland and Labrador reported one new case on Sunday, the first in the province since Sept. 18. The province says the case is travel-related, as the man had returned home to the province from Manitoba, as reported by CBC News.
Manitoba reported 51 new cases on Sunday, including 36 in the Winnipeg health region.
Ontario had reported 435 new cases of the virus on Saturday and 409 new cases on both Friday and Thursday. Sunday’s case count of 491 cases is highest since early May. On May 2, a total of 511 new cases were reported.
On Saturday, Toronto Police reported an anti-mask protest convening at city’s Yonge-Dundas Square on Saturday afternoon.
Taking note of this event, Toronto Mayor John Tory tweeted, “There was an anti-mask protest downtown today. My statement: We are in the middle of a pandemic and the numbers of new cases are going in the wrong direction. Wearing a mask helps keep everyone safer.“
Mayor John Tory wrote further, “People are always free to protest in a democracy but the people organizing these protests are trying to spread ridiculous and inaccurate information that, if believed, puts people’s lives at risk. I trust our public health officials.”
“Ontario is reporting 491 cases of #COVID19 as more than 42,500 tests were completed. Locally, there are 137 new cases in Toronto with 131 in Peel, 58 in Ottawa and 58 in York Region. 63% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40.“, the Health Minister, Christine Elliot, stated in her tweet today.
Social media commentators have expressed concerns and are suggesting it is “time to roll more things back, regionally to get a handle on this. These numbers are far too high. We are headed back to where we started.“
On Saturday, Toronto Public Health was notifying staff and patrons who visited the Yonge Street Warehouse located at 336 Yonge St., Toronto, about potential exposure to COVID-19. The period for potential exposure is September 10 to September 17.
Public Health Ontario Highlights (Report Date: September 27):
There are a total of 49,831 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.
Compared to the previous day, this represents:
An increase of 491 confirmed cases (percent change of +12.9%)
An increase of 2 deaths (percent change is not applicable)
An increase of 289 resolved cases (percent change of -14.5%)
New cases in Peel: 131, Toronto: 137, York Region: 58, Halton Region: 10
Total active cases in Ottawa: 58, Windsor-Essex: 4, Hamilton: 8, Waterloo: 10
The number of new tests done: 43,238
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.
As of September 25, at 10:30 am, there are now 198 Schools that have reported COVID-19 cases in Ontario with a cumulative case count of 238. Out of the 198 schools that have reported COVID-19 cases, two have closed down. The latest updates relating to child-care centres and school cases are updated here.
At 7:00 pm on Sunday, the count of total cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 153,125 on September 27, 2020. The count of cases recovered from COVID-19 in Canada was 131,098 as of September 27, 2020. The count of active cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 12,759 as of September 27, 2020.
Across the globe, the US (+43,206 new cases), Brazil (+25,536 new cases) and India continue to see an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Pakistan reported 566 new cases yesterday compared to its neighbour India where 89,010 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.
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