Ontario reports 158 new COVID-19 cases

Overall new infections are down slightly, but Toronto leads the province in new case growth


Ontario reported 158 new COVID-19 cases on September 6.

The majority of cases continue to be in the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa.

The increase is down slightly from Saturday’s 169 new infections. It also marks the 11th consecutive day that daily case growth has remained in the triple-digit range.

Ontario had 148 new cases on Friday – including 72 in Peel Region alone. There were 132 new cases on Thursday and 133 on Wednesday.

“Toronto is reporting 49 new cases, with 44 in Peel, 21 in Ottawa and 16 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted.

“Locally, 29 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 20 of them reporting no new cases.”

Labs in the province completed nearly 29,000 tests since yesterday.

Two more people have died in the past 24 hours. There were also four new outbreaks at long-term care homes.

There have now been 43,161 cases in Ontario since the outbreak began. Of those, 38,958 have recovered – an increase of 111 since yesterday – and 2,813 have died.

The province will not release COVID-19 data on Labour Day. The next update will be on Tuesday, September 8.

Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases on September 6

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

Toronto = 49

Peel Region = 44

Ottawa = 21

York Region = 16

Halton = 5

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