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)


Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 203 184 14   Aug. 19 136
Bradford W-G 134 122 12   Aug. 4 311.9
New Tecumseth 84 82 1 1 Aug. 10 202.7
Innisfil 55 52     Aug. 17 135
Orillia 19 17 2   July 30 56.8
Collingwood 17 16     Aug. 20 66.7
Wasaga Beach 15 14 1   June 19 65.2
Clearview 9 8 1   July 27 60.9
Springwater 15 14 1   July 20 71.4
Midland 12 12     July 24 66.9
Oro-Medonte 9 7 2   Aug. 4 38.6
Adjala-Tosorontio 9 9     June 16 77.2
Essa 20 18 1   Aug. 17 79.4
Ramara 12 11   1 Aug. 5 115.6
Tiny 6 6     July 16 not released
Tay 9 9     July 23 not released
Penetanguishene 9 7 1   Aug. 19 92.9
Severn 7 7     July 27 not 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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