Nearly 80 per cent of today's new cases are in Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa
Ontario reported 313 new cases of COVID-19 on September 14, the highest single-day increase since early June.
On June 6, the province reported 455 new infections, though a portion of those cases were due to a laboratory-to-public health reporting delay.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said 78 per cent of today’s cases are in Toronto (112), Peel (71) and Ottawa (60).
“All other [public health units] have fewer than 10 new cases, except for York with 13 cases. 15 PHUs have no new cases,” she added. “Sixty-seven per cent of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40.”
Labs in the province processed nearly 30,000 tests in the past 24 hours.
One more person has died.
Today’s increase comes as cases in the province are steadily rising. New infections crossed the 200 mark for the past three days, but most of the daily case growth is concentrated in Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa.
To date, there have been 44,817 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. Of those, 39,974 are resolved – up by 133 since yesterday – and 2,816 have died.
The following regions in Ontario reported five or more COVID-19 cases:
Toronto = 112
Peel Region = 71
Ottawa = 60
York Region = 13
Halton Region = 7
Region of Waterloo = 7
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 6
Simcoe-Muskoka = 6