Ontario reports 783 new cases of COVID-19

Total active cases in the province have gone down for a second consecutive day


Ontario reported 783 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a slight jump from Wednesday’s case count of 721.

The province detected 746 new cases on Tuesday, 807 on Monday and 649 on Sunday.

Toronto reported 239 new cases on Thursday, along with 136 in Peel, 127 in York Region and 89 in Ottawa.

There have been five new deaths and an increase in hospitalizations from 231 to 253 in the past 24 hours, along with a decrease from 64 to 62 of patients in intensive care.

Active cases in the province have gone down for the second consecutive day, from 5,884 yesterday to 5,883 today.

In the past 24 hours, 779 cases were resolved and 39,961 tests were completed, more than 10,000 below the province’s daily target of 50,000 tests completed. The testing backlog is still at 36,314. The positivity rate is 1.9 per cent.

To date, there have been 61,413 total cases of COVID-19, including 52,512 resolved. There have been 3,017 deaths in Ontario.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on October 15

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

Toronto = 239

Peel = 136

York Region =127

Ottawa = 89

Durham Region = 40

Halton Region = 28

Eastern Ontario = 23

City of Hamilton = 19

Niagara Region = 19

Simcoe Muskoka = 15

Region of Waterloo = 13

Brant County = 12

Southwestern = 7

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 6

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Comments (1)

  • Lori October 16, 2020 11:30 AM

    I think it’s important to also note that the official numbers provide limited information because of fluctuating test numbers and because not everyone who has covid has gotten a test yet.

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