Ontario confirms 105 new COVID cases today

Ontario confirms 105 new COVID cases today

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 105 new cases of COVID-19 in the province today. 

The province’s public health agency has also reported one new death – an individual between 60 and 79 years old. 

The new cases today include 43 people between the ages of 20 and 39 years old, and another 31 people between the ages of 40 and 59 years old. 

According to today’s summary, 75 of the 105 new cases were reported by three of the province’s 34 health units. Ottawa Public Health reported 24 new cases, Peel Public Health reported 21 new cases, and Toronto Public Health reported 30 new cases. 

Nineteen health units reported zero new cases. 

To-date, the province has confirmed 41,507 cases of COVID-19 through lab testing. Public Health Ontario now reports 37,673 (90.8 per cent) of those are recovered and 2,798 cases (6.7 per cent) have ended in death. 

Based on information provided in today’s epidemiological summary, there are 1,016 lab-confirmed, active cases of the coronavirus in Ontario. Of those, 40 people are hospitalized, including 12 in intensive care units and seven patients on ventilators. 

As of Friday, Aug.  21, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported a total of 680 coronavirus cases in the region, with a large majority of the cases in Simcoe County. Of those, 627 cases are now listed as recovered and 37 people have died. There are 13 active local cases, and one person is still hospitalized. 

Since last report, the province has confiremd 18,790 tests have been processed. So far this year, Ontario labs have processed 2,781,748 tests for COVID-19. 

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The health unit has said it will provide a local case update later today (Aug. 24).

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of Aug. 20 

(The health unit is not updating its local case breakdown until Aug. 24)

MunicipalityTotal cases**RecoveriesDeathsIn HospitalLast case reportedIncidence rate*
Barrie20318414 Aug. 19136
Bradford W-G13412212 Aug. 4311.9
New Tecumseth848211Aug. 10202.7
Innisfil5552  Aug. 17135
Orillia19172 July 3056.8
Collingwood1716  Aug. 2066.7
Wasaga Beach15141 June 1965.2
Clearview981 July 2760.9
Springwater15141 July 2071.4
Midland1212  July 2466.9
Oro-Medonte972 Aug. 438.6
Adjala-Tosorontio99  June 1677.2
Essa20181 Aug. 1779.4
Ramara1211 1Aug. 5115.6
Tiny66  July 16not released
Tay99  July 23not released
Penetanguishene971 Aug. 1992.9
Severn77  July 27not released

*Incidence rate is number of cases per 100,000 people in the local population.

** Total cases includes the number of cases currently recovering at home as well as any that have recovered, died, or are in hospital. 

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