Ontario reports 554 new COVID-19 cases

Daily new infections are down after Monday's high and four people have died


Ontario reported 554 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, along with four new deaths. 

Today’s increase is lower than Monday’s 700 cases, the highest single-day count the province has seen since the beginning of the pandemic. The previous single-day high was 640 cases on April 24.

Ontario detected 491 new cases on Sunday and 435 on Saturday. 

“Locally, there are 251 new cases in Toronto with 106 in Ottawa, 79 in Peel and 43 in York Region. Sixty-two per cent of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40,” health minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter

There were almost 38,400 tests completed in the past 24 hours, down from yesterday’s count of 41,111. 

Public health officials are reporting 137 people hospitalized and 30 in intensive care, up from 129 hospitalized and 29 in the ICU on Monday. 

Recent forecasts from COVID-19 researchers predict that scheduled surgeries in Ontario will need to be cancelled if intensive care occupancy due to COVID-19 surpasses 100 beds. 

To date, there have been 51,085 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, with 43,450 resolved, up 323 from yesterday. 

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on September 29

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

Toronto = 251

Ottawa = 106

Peel = 79

York Region = 43

Durham Region = 14

City of Hamilton = 12

Region of Waterloo = 12

Halton Region = 8

Niagara Region = 7

Simcoe Muskoka = 7

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