THUNDER BAY – COVID-19 – The overall numbers of COVID-19 cases in Ontario is trending downward. However, the virus is still present in the province and is seeing increased numbers in people between 20 and 39 years of age.
Public Health Ontario has reported that there are just under 100 cases of COVID-19 in the province over the past two days. Ontario did not do a daily update on Monday with the Civic Holiday. The Sunday and Monday reports were released on Tuesday morning.
There were 88 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Sunday, and the report released today has 91 new cases. Four more deaths were confirmed since Sunday. This includes one person between the ages of 40 and 59 years old, and three people over the age of 80.
The total number of new cases is 179 reported since August 3, 2020.
Sixty-five of those cases were reported in people between the ages of 20 and 39 years old.
Forty-nine of the cases reported are people 19 years old and under, and forty-six of the cases are people between 40 and 59 years old.
The most vulnerable age range of seniors has 15 cases in people between 60 and 79 years old. There were five new cases are people over the age of 80.
Toronto Public Health reports thirty-two new cases over the last two days. and Peel Public Health reported 26.
Windsor-Essex reported eighteen cases, nine on each of the two days this past weekend.
Windsor-Essex County remains in Stage 2 of Ontario’s reopening plan. Windsor-Essex is now the only region of Ontario that is still under Stage 2 restrictions.
Ontario has confirmed a total of 39,628 cases of COVID-19 since January, with 35,601 cases now listed as recovered and 2,782 cases that led to the death of the patient.
There are 1,245 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario.
Ontario Public Health reported 42,190 COVID tests were processed over the last two days.
In Northern Ontario, there is a total of 28 known active cases. In Thunder Bay, there are currently three known cases.
The breakdown for District Health Units Across Ontario
• Algoma Public Health – 27 cases, rate of 23.6 per 100,000 population. There are no known active cases.
• North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit – 35 cases, rate of 27 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 37 cases. There are no known active cases.
• Porcupine Health Unit – 71, rate of 85.1 per 100,000 population. There is one known active case.
• Public Health Sudbury and Districts – 89 cases, rate of 85.1 per 100,000 population. There are 21 known active cases.
• Timiskaming Health Unit – 19 cases, rate of 58.1 per 100,000. There is one known active case.
• Northwestern Health Unit – 44 cases, rate of 50.2 per 100,000. There are two known active cases.
• Thunder Bay District Health Unit – 98 cases, rate of 65.4 per 100,000. There are three known active cases.
The Ontario rate of infection per 100,000 population is 266.6.