Toronto hits a record number of 622 daily cases as hospitalizations and intensive care patients jump
Ontario reported 1,746 new cases of COVID-19 on November 30, including 622 cases in Toronto – the highest the city has recorded thus far.
The province confirmed 1,708 new cases on Sunday, 1,822 on Saturday and an all-time high of 1,855 on Friday.
There were 390 reported new cases in Peel and 217 in York Region.
Testing dropped below the daily target of 50,000. The province completed 39,406 tests within the past 24 hours, marking a 4.4 per cent positivity rate. The backlog as of November 30 is at 27,388.
There are a total of 618 patients hospitalized due to the virus, a jump from Sunday’s count of 586. Of those patients, 168 are in intensive care and 108 are on ventilators. Both have gone up from yesterday’s 156 intensive care patients and 91 ventilated patients.
Eight people died within the past 24 hours, marking a death toll of 151 over the past week. Two of the most recent deaths were among long-term care residents. There are 109 long-term care homes in outbreak as of November 29, with 61 of those involving resident cases. Across Ontario, there are currently 710 active resident cases and 483 active staff cases.
To date, there have been a total of 116,492 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, including 98,369 resolved – an increase of 1,320 from the day before. A total of 3,656 people have died.
The following regions reported five or more cases of COVID-19:
Toronto = 622
Peel = 390
York Region = 217
Durham Region = 108
Region of Waterloo = 74
City of Hamilton = 54
Windsor-Essex County = 38
Halton Region = 35
Ottawa = 29
Simcoe Muskoka = 28
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 22
Niagara Region = 22
Thunder Bay District = 21
Eastern Ontario = 15
Middlesex-London = 14
Huron Perth = 9
Brant County = 9
Southwestern = 7
Haldimand-Norfolk = 6