The province confirms a slight dip in the numbers but today's case growth is comparable to recent days
Ontario reported 112 new COVID-19 infections on September 1, a slight drop over the previous day’s increase.
Daily case growth has now stayed above 100 for the past six days, but today’s increase is considerably lower than Saturday’s recent high of 148 cases.
The province reported 114 new cases on Monday, 112 on Sunday, 148 on Saturday – the highest increase since July 24 – 122 on Friday and 118 on Thursday.
Medical lab in the province processed more than 23,500 tests in the past 24 hours.
“Locally, 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.
The Greater Toronto Area confirmed the highest single-day increases: Peel Region had 28 new infections, Toronto had 26 and York Region had 12.
On Monday, Toronto Public Health officials warned that due to low immunity levels among the population, a resurgence of new cases this fall is “inevitable.”
One more person has died since yesterday, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,812 people.
Ontario has had a total of 42,421 COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began. Of those cases, 38,369 recovered, up by 92 since yesterday.
There are 65 patients hospital, including 17 in intensive care and five on ventilators.
The following regions reported five or more COVID-19 cases:
Peel Region = 28
Toronto = 26
York Region = 12
Windsor-Essex = 11
Ottawa = 8
Halton Region = 6
City of Hamilton = 6