Ontario reports 425 new cases of COVID-19

The province confirmed the highest single-day increase since June 6, with testing down by almost 10,000 from the weekend


Ontario reported 425 new COVID-19 cases on Monday – another surge after a minor dip in new infections over the weekend.

The province detected 365 new cases on Sunday.

Today’s number marks the highest provincial daily case count since June 6, which was at 455. 

Health minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter that more than 31,700 tests were completed within the last 24 hours. That’s down from the provincial record of over 40,000 tests completed on Sunday. 

“Locally, there are 175 new cases in Toronto with 84 in Peel and 60 in Ottawa. Sixty-seven per cent of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40,” Elliott said.

The province now has 3,229 active cases, up from 3,054 on Sunday. In mid-August, Ontario reached a low of less than 900 active cases.

Ontario reported 178 more resolved cases, and two more deaths. One death involved a resident in a long-term care home. 

The provincial death toll is now up to 2,829. There have been a total of 47,274 cases, with 41,146 resolved.

Over the weekend, the province extended restrictions on gathering limits to all jurisdictions in response to the increased daily case growth.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on September 21

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

Toronto = 175

Peel = 84

Ottawa= 60

York Region = 20

Durham Region = 14

York Region = 20

Region of Waterloo = 13

Halton Region = 12

City of Hamilton = 8

Middelsex-London = 7

Windsor-Essex = 7

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