Ontario confirms 721 new cases of COVID-19

The province reports a slight decrease in active cases and no new deaths in the past day

Ontario reported 721 new cases of COVID-19 on October 14, a slight decrease over the previous day.

The province recorded 746 new infections on Tuesday and 807 on Thanksgiving Monday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter that labs in the province completed more than 32,200 tests in the past 24 hours. The testing backlog has dropped to 26,558.

Another 783 cases resolved, meaning the number of active cases in the province went down from 5,946, to 5,884.

There are 231 people in hospital – up by one since yesterday – with 64 in intensive care and 35 on ventilators.

Public health officials did not report any new deaths.

To date, there have been 61,413 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. Of those, 52,512 are resolved and 3,017 people have died.

Ontario has seen cases surge over the past month, prompting the government to introduce partial lockdown measures in hot spots Toronto, Ottawa and Peel for 28 days.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on October 14

The following regions are reporting five or more COVID-19 cases:

Toronto = 270

Peel Region = 170

York Region = 79

City of Hamilton = 41

Ottawa = 39

Region of Waterloo = 23

Durham Region = 22

Halton Region = 21

Eastern Ontario = 20

Simcoe Muskoka = 15

Brant County = 7

Middlesex-London = 6


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