Prime Minister Trudeau declared the province was already in its second wave on Wednesday
Ontario reported 409 new COVID-19 cases on September 24, a day after Prime Minister Trudeau announced the province has entered the second wave of COVID-19.
Though Ontario reported a low of 335 cases on Wednesday, daily case numbers have been rapidly escalating. Ontario detected 478 new infections on Tuesday, 425 on Monday and 365 on Sunday.
“Locally, there are 151 new cases in Toronto with 82 in Ottawa and 46 in Peel. Sixty-three per cent of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40,” health minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.
There are 27 patients in intensive care, up three from Wednesday. The hospitalized numbers remain stable at 88 people.
Elliott also said labs completed more than 30,600 cases in the past 24 hours.
Premier Doug Ford announced Wednesday that up to 60 pharmacies will be offering testing for asymptomatic people only by Friday.
Pharmacies will be screening people before testing to ensure no one symptomatic is entering.
There have been 48,087 cases in Ontario, with 41,600 cases resolved – up 286 from yesterday. There have been 2,835 deaths, including one additional death since yesterday.
The following regions in Ontario reported five or more COVID-19 cases:
Toronto = 151
Ottawa = 82
Peel = 46
York Region = 34
Region of Waterloo = 26
Durham Region = 12
Middlesex-London = 12
Halton Region = 11
City of Hamilton = 7
Brant County = 6