Ontario reports 1,009 new cases of COVID-19

An error in data reporting resulted in an overestimation of Monday's record-high case count


Ontario reported 1,009 new COVID-19 cases on November 24, the lowest daily case count the province has seen since November 6.

According to a note from the Minister of Health’s office, today’s numbers are lower due to a slight over-count yesterday and slight undercount today.

The province reached a record high of 1,589 on Monday, 1,534 on Sunday and 1,588 on Saturday.

Toronto was back to leading regional cases again with 497, while Peel dipped down to a low of 175 after yesterday’s count of 535. York Region reported 118 cases.

Active COVID-19 cases in Ontario decreased to 12,917 on November 24 from 13,004 yesterday. Hospitalizations are up to 534, with 159 patients in intensive care and 91 patients on ventilators.

With 27,053 tests being completed in the past 24 hours, Ontario’s positivity rate is currently 3.7 per cent.

In the past day, 14 more people died, 10 of which were long-term care residents. One death was among the 19 and under age group, according to Public Health Ontario.

There are 270 new school-related COVID-19 cases, with 223 among students and 47 among staff. There are an additional 27 schools with a reported case since the day before.

To date, there have been 106,510 total cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, including 90,074 resolved – up 1,082 from yesterday.

There have been 3,519 deaths in the province since the start of the pandemic.

New cases of COVID-19 on November 24

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

Toronto = 497

Peel = 175

York Region = 118

Region of Waterloo = 40

Windsor-Essex County = 31

Simcoe Muskoka = 25

Ottawa = 19

Niagara Region = 19

Durham Region = 16

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 16

City of Hamilton = 10

Brant County = 6

Middlesex-London = 6

Halton Region = 5

Huron Perth = 5

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