Peel Region accounted for 72 of today's new infections. Toronto confirmed 41 new cases
Ontario reported 148 new COVID-19 cases on September 4, the bulk of which were in Peel Region.
Peel reported 72 new infections in the past 24 hours. There were 41 in Toronto and 13 in Ottawa.
“Once again, every other public health unit is reporting five or fewer cases, with 12 units reporting no new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.
Today’s increase is the second time new cases of the virus spiked to 148 in the past week. Ontario reported 148 cases last Saturday – the highest amount since July 24.
This week, both Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health David Williams and Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Eileen de Villa have said new infections are on the rise again.
Toronto’s COVID-19 cases are cases are going up due to people socializing out side their social circles, bending rules and socializing indoors without masks on.
Ontario had 132 new cases on Thursday, 133 on Wednesday, 114 on Tuesday and 112 on Monday.
To date, there have been 42,834 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. Of those, 38,741 are resolved – up by 116 since yesterday – and 2,811 people have died.
There are 66 patients in hospital, including 33 in intensive care and eight on ventilators.
Medical labs in the province completed 28,591 tests since yesterday.
The following regions in Ontario reported five or more COVID-19 cases:
Peel Region = 72
Toronto = 41
Ottawa = 13
City of Hamilton = 5