Ontario reports 149 new COVID-19 cases

Over the past month, 65 per cent of Toronto's new cases were in people under age 40


Ontario reported 149 new COVID-19 cases on September 9, a decrease over the past two days.

The province confirmed 185 and 190 new infections on Tuesday and Monday, prompting the government to suspend the stage 3 reopening plan for four weeks.

Daily case growth has remained in the triple-digit range for the past 14 days. Public health officials at the provincial and municipal levels have issued increasingly stern warnings in recent days urging people to obey health and safety protocols.

New cases continue to be concentrated in Toronto, Peel and Ottawa.

“Twenty-eight public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with fully 21 of them reporting no new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Wednesday. “Toronto is reporting 50 cases with 41 in Peel and 16 in Ottawa.

“Hospitalizations, ICU admissions and vented patients all remain essentially stable,” she added.

Medical labs completed more than 17,600 tests in the past 24 hours, down from the 45,000 tests processed on Tuesday and Monday.

To date, there have been 43,685 COVID-19 cases in Ontario, including 39,332 recoveries – up by 136 since yesterday – and 2,813 deaths. No new deaths have been reported in the past day.

On Tuesday, Toronto Public Health said Toronto has had 968 new cases in the past four weeks. Of those cases, 65 per cent were in people under 40 years old. Fifty per cent of new infections were in the 20-to-39 age group and 15 per cent were in people under 20.

Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases on September 9

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

Toronto = 50

Peel Region = 41

Ottawa = 16

York Region = 13

Halton Region = 7

Region of Waterloo = 6

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