Ontario reports 478 cases of COVID-19, highest increase since early May

The province reports the highest single-day increase in new infections since early May


Ontario reported 478 new cases of COVID-19 on September 22, an increase over the previous day.

That’s the highest single-day increase in new infections since early May.

Labs in the province completed more than 34,200 tests in the past 24 hours, Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

Ontario has experienced upward trend in new infections in recent weeks. Three regions – Toronto, Peel and Ottawa People – and people under age 40 are continuing to drive daily case counts.

“Locally, there are 153 new cases in Toronto with 95 in Peel and 90 in Ottawa,” Elliott added. Sixty-eight per cent of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40.”

Three more people have died since yesterday.

Daily case growth has stayed above or around the 400 mark for the past week. The province reported 425 cases on Monday and 365 cases on Sunday.

Later today, Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce a plan to deal with an expected second wave this fall.

To date, there have been 47,752 COVID-19 cases in Ontario. Of those, 41,342 are resolved – an increase of 196 since yesterday – and 2,832 people have died.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on September 22

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

Toronto = 153

Peel = 95

Ottawa = 90

Region of Waterloo = 27

York Region = 27

Durham = 16

Middlesex-London = 12

Halton Region = 12

City of Hamilton = 12

Simcoe Muskoka = 8

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 7

Eastern Ontario = 6

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