The province records a slight increase over the previous day and sets a new testing record
Ontario is reporting 435 new cases of COVID-19 on September 26, a slight increase over the previous day.
“Locally, there are 131 new cases in Toronto with 110 in Peel and 45 in Ottawa,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said. “Sixty-four per cent of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40.”
Medical labs processed more than 43,200 tests in the past 24 hours – a record high.
There are 100 people in hospital – up from 85 yesterday – including 28 in intensive care and 15 on ventilators.
There were 409 new infections on Friday, 409 on Thursday, 335 on Wednesday and 478 on Tuesday.
To date, there have been 49,340 COVID-19 cases in Ontario. Of those, 42,507 are resolved – up 338 since yesterday – and 2,837 people have died.
Cases of the virus have risen dramatically in recent weeks, prompting the province to tighten restrictions on bars and restaurants. Effective at midnight, last call is now 11 pm and strip clubs must shut down.
On Friday, Toronto reported an increase of 236 new infections, which the Medical Officer of Health Eileen de Villa called “a warning to the entire city.”
The following regions in Ontario reported five or more COVID-19 cases:
Toronto = 131
Peel Region = 110
Ottawa = 45
York Region = 43
City of Hamilton = 14
Halton Region = 12
Eastern Ontario = 10
Niagara Region = 9
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 9
Region of Waterloo = 8
Middlesex-London = 7
Simcoe Muskoka = 6
Durham Region = 5