The count of total cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 131,495 as of September 5, 2020, an increase of 371 new cases from the previous day. The count of cases recovered from COVID-19 in Canada was 116,136 as of September 5, 2020.
The count of active cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 6,216 as of September 5, 2020.
On Friday, Ontario is reporting 158 new COVID-19 infections, continuing the trend of an uptick in infections, especially in the Peel Region and Toronto.
“Ontario is reporting 158 cases of #COVID19 as the province processed nearly 29,000 tests. Toronto is reporting 49 new cases, with 44 in Peel, 21 in Ottawa and 16 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.
Public Health Ontario Highlights (Report Date: September 6):
There are a total of 43,161 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.
Compared to the previous day, this represents:
An increase of 158 confirmed cases (percent change of -6.5%)
An increase of 111 resolved cases (percent change of 4.7%)
An increase of 2 deaths (percent change is not applicable)
New cases in Peel: 44, Toronto: 49, York Region: 16, Halton Region: 5
Total active cases in Ottawa: 21, Windsor-Essex: 3, Hamilton: 4
The number of new tests done: 28,955
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
Across the globe, the US (+42,095), Brazil (+31,199) and India continue to see an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. Pakistan reported 513 new cases yesterday compared to its neighbour India where 90,600 new cases were registered. A country with a population similar to India is China, where the first cases of the virus were discovered, reported 10 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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