Almost 1600 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed

Henrietta Strickland
November 22, 2020

Ontario's COVID-19 case numbers hit a new single-day peak today as the province reported 1,588 new instances of the virus in the past 24 hours. A majority of the new deaths were from people 80-years and older and half were in long-term care settings.

Since yesterday, at least seven people have been admitted to intensive care units with COVID-19 and 51 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19.

"Locally, there are 522 new cases in Peel, 450 in Toronto and 153 in York Region", Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted this morning.

While hospitalizations fell to 484, nearly 40 hospitals did not submit data which is the norm on weekends.

Today's case count is down slightly from the record 1,588 infections recorded on Saturday but up from the 1,248 confirmed at this time last week.

The number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ottawa since March is now up to 8,027, with 7,268 of them resolved.

To date, the province has confirmed 103,912 cases of COVID-19 and reported 87,508 recoveries and 3,486 deaths.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 1,429 more cases are marked as resolved and almost 46,400 tests have been completed. The weekly incidence rate is 65.7 cases per 100,000 people for the week of November 12 to 18.

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