The province records another day of triple-digit growth, with most new infections in the GTA and Ottawa
Ontario reported 114 new cases of COVID-19 on August 31, bringing the provincial total to 42,309.
Medical labs in the province processed 25,098 tests in the past 24 hours.
“Locally, 30 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 reporting no new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.
Daily increases in new cases have remained above 100 in 11 of the past 12 days.
The province reported 112 new cases of the virus on Sunday, 148 on Saturday – the highest increase since July 24 – 122 on Friday and 118 on Thursday.
The bulk of today’s new cases are in the Greater Toronto Area – Toronto reported 41 new infections – and Ottawa.
Another 73 patients have recovered. Ontario’s total resolved cases is now 38,277. One more person has died, bringing the death toll to 2,811 people.
The number of patients in hospital is 49, with 18 in intensive care and nine on ventilators. However, the data does not include 35 hospitals, which did not upload information over the weekend.
The following regions reported five or more COVID-19 cases:
Toronto = 41
Ottawa = 21
Peel Region = 16
York Region = 12
Windsor-Essex = 5
Durham Region = 5