Ontario reports 1,373 cases of COVID-19 and 35 deaths

The single-day death toll hits a new high for the second wave


Ontario reported 1,373 cases of COVID-19 and 35 more deaths on November 25.

Today’s death toll is the highest during the second wave. The previous daily record was 32 deaths on November 18.

A total of 3,554 people have died in Ontario since the pandemic began in January.

The Greater Toronto Area hotspot regions continued to lead in new infections.

“Locally, there are 445 new cases in Toronto, 415 in Peel and 136 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter. “There are 1,476 more resolved cases and nearly 36,100 tests completed.”

The province reported 1,009 new infections on Tuesday, a record high of 1,589 on Monday, 1,534 on Sunday and 1,588 on Saturday.

However, public health officials said yesterday Monday and Tuesday’s daily case counts were not accurate. Data errors resulted in an underestimation on Tuesday and an overestimation on Monday.

The testing backlog stands at 44,950 and the provincial positivity rate is 3.8 per cent. Overall, hospitalizations dropped to 523 and intensive care unit patients remains the same at 159. There are 106 patients on ventilators.

Toronto and Peel Region entered a 28-day lockdown on November 23. Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce holiday gathering guidelines later this afternoon.

To date, there have been 107,883 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. Of those, 91,550 are resolved.

New cases of COVID-19 on November 25

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

Toronto = 445

Peel Region = 415

York Region = 136

Region of Waterloo = 61

City of Hamilton = 49

Windsor-Essex = 48

Simcoe Muskoka = 30

Halton Region = 30

Durham Region = 26

Middlesex-London = 26

Ottawa = 23

Niagara Region = 17

Thunder Bay = 13

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 13

Southwestern = 7

Hastings Prince Edward = 6

Eastern Ontario = 5

Brant County = 5

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