Ontario reports more than 200 new COVID-19 cases for second day

Sixty-seven per cent of today's 232 cases are in people under age 40

Ontario reported 232 new cases of COVID-19 on September 12, the second straight day new infections crossed the 200 mark.

Sixty-seven per cent of today’s cases are in people under age 40, Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

Most of the new cases are in the Greater Toronto Area. Toronto confirmed 77 new cases, Peel Region had 62, York Region had 12 and Durham Region reported 10.

Medical labs in the province completed 35,618 tests in the past day.

“Locally, 27 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 14 reporting no new cases,” Elliott said. “Hospitalizations, ICU admissions and vented patients all declined today.”

One more person has died in the past 24 hours.

Ontario confirmed 213 cases on Friday170 on Thursday, 148 on Wednesday, 185 on Tuesday and 190 on Monday.

To date, there have been 44,300 COVID-19 cases in Ontario. Of those, 39,717 are resolved – and increase of 119 since yesterday – and 2,814 deaths.

On Friday, public health officials in Toronto said the city has seen a steady rise in new COVID-19 infections since September 4. The age of reported cases in the city has also shifted to age groups under 40 years old.

Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases on September 12

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

Toronto = 77

Peel Region = 62

Ottawa = 27

York Region = 12

Simcoe-Muskoka = 11

Durham Region = 10

Windsor-Essex = 7

Region of Waterloo = 5


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