The count of total cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 131,124 as of September 4, 2020, an increase of 631 new cases from the previous day. The count of cases recovered from COVID-19 in Canada was 115,926 as of September 4, 2020.
The count of active cases of COVID-19 in Canada has increased, and it was 6,057 as of September 4, 2020.
On Saturday, Ontario is reporting 169 new COVID-19 infections, continuing the trend of an alarming uptick in infections, especially in the Peel Region of the province. It is the highest number of new cases reported since the end of July and new infections have been steadily rising in the province since the middle of August.
“Ontario is reporting 169 cases of #COVID19 as the province processed over 28,600 tests. Peel is reporting 46 new cases, with 42 in Toronto, 30 in Ottawa and 19 in York Region“, the Health Minister, Christine Elliot, stated in her tweet today.
Social media commentators have been expressing concerns with the rising numbers in the Peel Region, specifically the city of Brampton which is registering the majority of cases in Peel. People are suggesting strict measures and suggesting, “Time to put Peel back into Stage 2”.
Yesterday, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown took to social media and tweeted, “Our numbers are starting to creep up. I am told from Peel Public Health these relate to international travel, a workplace outbreak and social gatherings. Please everyone be extra cautious and follow the advice of public health.”
Public Health Ontario Highlights (Report Date: September 5):
There are a total of 43,003 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.
Compared to the previous day, this represents:
An increase of 169 confirmed cases (percent change of +14.2%)
An increase of 0 deaths (percent change not applicable)
An increase of 106 resolved cases (percent change of -8.6%)
New cases in Peel: 46, Toronto: 42, York Region: 19, Halton Region: 3
Total active cases in Ottawa: 30, Windsor-Essex: 3, Hamilton: 8
The number of new tests done: 28,672
Source: Public Health Ontario
Confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Peel as of September 4 at 12:00 p.m.
Brampton: 36, Caledon: 2, Mississauga: 12
In Peel Region, Brampton continues to register the majority of cases where 36 cases were reported today (for September 3) as per data on Peel Public Health’s website.
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
Across the globe, the US (+52,853), Brazil (+45,651) and India continue to see an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. Pakistan reported 498 new cases yesterday compared to its neighbour India where 87,115 new cases were registered. A country with a population similar to India is China, where the first cases of the virus were discovered, reported 25 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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