Ontario reports 1,418 new cases of COVID-19

Cases among school-aged children have been steadily increasing contributing an average of 100 new cases daily over the past week


Ontario is reporting 1,418 new cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths today (Friday, November 20), four of those in long-term care facilities.

Provincial public health officials put the seven-day rolling average of new cases at 1,373. The province reported 1,210 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, 1,417 on Wednesday and 1,249 on Tuesday.

Ontario completed 48,173 tests in the past 24 hours, falling short of the 50,000 target set by the province.

The number of hospitalizations and intensive care patients related to COVID-19 has dropped over the past day, with hospitalizations down to 518 and intensive care patients down to 142. Of those patients in intensive care, 92 are on ventilators.

School-aged children four to 17 account for 156 of all new COVID-19 cases reported today. Cases among school-aged children have been steadily increasing contributing an average of 100 new cases daily over the past week.

There have been 100,790 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. Of those, 3,451 people have died from the virus.

New COVID-19 cases on November 20

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

Peel – 400

Toronto – 393

York Region – 168

Ottawa – 77

Durham Region – 46

Windsor-Essex County – 45

Middlesex-London – 37

City of Hamilton – 36

Halton Region – 36

Simcoe Muskoka – 33

Region of Waterloo – 28

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph – 26

Grey Bruce – 21

Niagara Region – 21

Huron Perth – 6

Thunder Bay District – 6

Southwestern – 5

Lambton – 5

Eastern Ontario – 5

Chatham-Kent – 5

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