Of the new cases reported in Canada this week, 63 per cent were among people under 39 – and 31 per cent of those ended up in the hospital
National surveillance data released by the federal government as part of its daily COVID-19 briefing today shows that young adults between 20 and 39 years of age account for the highest incidence of COVID-19 rates across the country.
The group now accounts for some 14 cases per 100,000 population in Canada.
And the Public Health Agency of Canada warns that it’s not just elderly people who face serious health consequences from COVID-19.
Of the new cases reported to the agency this week, 63 per cent were among people under 39 – and 31 per cent of those ended up in the hospital.
Ontario public health officials reported 137 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, July 26, staying steady from Saturday’s rise of 136.
Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter that the new cases represented an 0.4 per cent increase in overall cases. She added that 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 14 of those units reporting no new cases. (That’s compared to 27 and 16 from Saturday.)
Of today’s new cases, 58 per cent are among those 40 and under – a slight drop from the past few days, which put that figure at two-thirds of all new cases.
Elliott added that 26,000 new tests have been processed since yesterday, when the province hit a milestone of 2 million completed tests.
Ontario reported four new deaths from COVID-19 on July 26, bringing the total up to 2,763.
There are currently 87 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, down from 97 the previous day. This marks a continued decline in hospitalizations after a significant jump earlier in the week.
Of those hospitalized, 29 are in intensive care (down one from yesterday) and 21 are on ventilators.
The cumulative number of cases in Ontario is now 38,680, with 34,359 cases resolved.
For more COVID-19 statistics, visit the Government of Ontario website.