Ontario logs 1,300 new coronavirus circumstances, 19 further deaths


Provincial well being officers are reporting 1,300 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, a notable improve from each day case counts logged all through the week.

At the moment marks the best single-day case rely since Feb. 7 when 1,489 new circumstances had been reported.

Ontario logged 1,076 circumstances on Friday, 945 on Thursday, 1,072 on Wednesday and 1,022 on Tuesday. However, the province has stated that case counts from many days this previous week are an “underestimate” as Toronto Public Well being has under-reported circumstances attributable to ongoing information migration.

The seven-day rolling common now stands at 1,167.

Most of those circumstances proceed to be in scorching spots within the Larger Toronto Space.

“Domestically, there are 433 new circumstances in Toronto, 253 in Peel and 116 in York Area,” Ontario Well being Minister Christine Elliott tweeted.

Provincial well being officers are additionally reporting 19 extra deaths attributable to COVID-19 an infection. Three of these fatalities had been amongst long-term care residence residents.

Ontario labs processed greater than 58,700 exams prior to now 24-hour span, down from greater than 62,000 a day in the past.

The province’s positivity price is now 2.three per cent, comparatively unchanged from 2.2 per cent on Friday.

The most recent numbers come forward of 27 public well being areas throughout Ontario getting into the federal government’s COVID-19 response framework on Tuesday.

Yesterday, the Ford authorities introduced that the provincewide stay-at-home order, which has been in impact since Jan. 14, shall be lifted in these areas.

Halton Area, Durham Area and Hamilton shall be getting into the crimson “management” degree of the provincial framework, permitting non-essential companies, eating places and gymnasiums to reopen below strict capability limits.

Niagara is the one area that shall be getting into essentially the most restrictive gray “lockdown” degree. In that class, retail companies are allowed to reopen with strict capability limits however most different companies have to stay closed.

In the meantime, the opposite 15 areas shall be transferring into the much less restrictive orange, yellow and inexperienced classes.

The province has stated that the stay-at-home order is not going to be lifted for COVID-19 scorching spots Toronto, Peel Area and York Area till Feb. 22 on the earliest. However that date might change relying on COVID-19 transmission.

Extra to come back.