Ontario reports 1,824 new COVID-19 cases

People ages 20 to 39 made up the highest percentage of total new cases


Ontario reported 1,824 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 new deaths on December 3.

Today’s count is up from the past three days. However, the number is up due to a data processing error in Middlesex-London. Three days worth of cases in that region are reflected in today’s count.

The province detected 1,723 new cases on Wednesday, 1,707 on Tuesday and 1,746 on Monday.

Peel led regional cases with 592, followed by 396 in Toronto and 187 in York Region.

Active cases are up to 14,795 in the province, and 666 people are currently hospitalized. There are 195 patients in intensive care and 107 are on ventilators.

The province completed 52,873 tests in the past 24 hours, marking a 3.4 per cent positivity rate.

There are 116 long-term care homes in Ontario currently in outbreak, up five from yesterday. Of the 14 deaths reported on December 3, 11 were among long-term care residents.

Schools in Ontario are reporting another 122 new cases, 94 student-related and 28 staff-related. There are 755 schools with a reported case, a little over 15 per cent of all schools in the province.

People ages 20 to 39 made up the highest amount of new cases being reported compared to other age groups, with 728 cases.

Ages 40 to 59 reported 499 new cases, 261 among ages 19 and under, 251 among ages 60 to 79 and 78 among ages 80 and over.

There have been 121,746 total COVID-19 cases in Ontario to date, including 103,239 resolved – up 1,541 from the day before. A total of 3,712 people have died.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on December 3

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

Peel = 592

Toronto = 396

York Region = 187

Middlesex-London = 127*

Region of Waterloo = 87

Halton Region = 68

Windsor-Essex County = 62

Durham Region = 57

City of Hamilton = 56

Ottawa = 41

Niagara Region = 25

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 23

Eastern Ontario = 19

Thunder Bay District = 13

Simcoe Muskoka = 11

Huron Perth = 9

Southwestern = 8

Hastings Prince Edward = 7

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District = 6

Brant County = 5

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District = 5

Chatham-Kent = 5

*This number represents cases reported over the past three days due to a data processing error

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