As COVID-19 case counts dip, deaths rise

The province is reporting another 50 deaths today – one of those of someone under the age of 19

The province is reporting 2,417 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

The province saw 2,359 new cases on Saturday, 2,662 cases on Friday and 2,632 cases on Thursday. The seven-day rolling average has dropped to 2,459 cases.

But while the number of new COVID cases has been on the decline since the province put more restrictions in place, the death toll continues to mount.

The province is reporting another 50 deaths today. One of the reported deaths was someone under the age of 19. There were 50 deaths reported on Saturday and 87 on Friday. One hundred deaths were reported on January 15.

The previous high of 86 deaths was reported back on April 30 during the first wave of the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott has been making a point of not mentioning the number of deaths in her daily tweets as the numbers have increased.

Questions surrounding the slow rollout of vaccines are also continuing as long-term care residents accounted for 25 of the deaths reported in the past day.

As of January 24, the province has administered 280,573 total doses of the vaccine and 4,427 in the past day.

Cases of COVID being admitted to hospital are also proving more serious, with some 392 of the 1,436 patients in the hospital in intensive care and 301 of those patients on ventilators.

There have been 255,002 total cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. The virus has killed 5,803 people in the province.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on January 24

The following regions reported five or more new COVID-19 cases:

Toronto = 785

Peel = 404

York Region = 215

Niagara Region = 121

Ottawa = 99

City of Hamilton = 98

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 91

Durham Region = 79

Halton Region = 78

Region of Waterloo = 78

Windsor-Essex County = 73

Simcoe Muskoka District = 51

Middlesex-London = 45

Thunder Bay District = 26

Porcupine = 24

Southwestern = 22

Haldimand-Norfolk = 18

Chatham-Kent = 17

Eastern Ontario = 15

Brant County = 13

Lambton = 12

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge
District = 11

Sudbury & Districts = 11

Peterborough = 9

Huron Perth = 8

Northwestern = 6

Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox
& Addington = 5

Grey Bruce = 5


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