After document day by day COVID-19 case counts over the weekend, Ontario is reporting a dip in new infections at the moment however the check positivity price remains to be on the rise as fewer than 30,000 assessments have been processed over the previous 24 hours.
Provincial well being officers recorded 851 new circumstances of the virus at the moment, considerably fewer new infections than the 1,042 confirmed on Sunday and 978 recorded on Saturday.
Regardless of the drop within the day by day case depend at the moment, the province has really seen a rise within the check positivity price as a result of a notable decline in testing.
In keeping with the province’s newest knowledge, 28,700 assessments have been processed yesterday, down from almost 39,000 on Sunday and properly beneath the document 48,500 assessments carried out sooner or later earlier this month.
Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s affiliate chief medical officer of well being, instructed reporters Monday that Ontario’s check positivity price at the moment is three.eight per cent and the seven-day common of per cent positivity is now three per cent, up from 2.6 one week in the past.
The rolling seven-day common of recent circumstances additionally continues to rise and is now at a document 878, up from 743 one week in the past.
With simply 679 extra recoveries at the moment, the variety of lively circumstances within the province has risen to 7,286.
Six extra virus-related deaths have been recorded at the moment with two fatalities involving residents of long-term care.
The overall variety of COVID-19 associated deaths in Ontario is now three,099.
In keeping with centrally confirmed knowledge, the variety of sufferers at present hospitalized with COVID-19 is 295, nonetheless it ought to be famous that about 45 hospitals didn’t submit hospitalization knowledge to the province over the weekend.
Of the 295 sufferers in hospital, 78 are in intensive care and 51 are respiration with the help of a ventilator.
Knowledge from particular person public well being models and hospitals means that the variety of individuals contaminated with COVID-19 who’re receiving therapy in Ontario hospitals is no less than 335.
The very best variety of new circumstances proceed to return from the province’s largest areas, together with Toronto (281), Peel Area (215), York Area (90), and Ottawa (76).
Yaffe stated some native public well being models have just lately seen a lot of outbreaks associated to sports activities and recreation actions.
“Ottawa Public Well being has reported over 50 circumstances linked to seven sports activities and recreation outbreaks, together with six in hockey and one in soccer,” she stated.
Yaffe famous that there have additionally been clusters linked to non-public household gatherings, together with gatherings over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Thanksgiving may very well be chargeable for spike in circumstances
Infectious ailments specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch stated the rise in circumstances in current days may very well be associated to Thanksgiving gatherings.
“That is two weeks after Thanksgiving. We’re seeing that rise in circumstances,” he instructed CP24 on Monday morning. “The timing suits completely.”
He famous that whereas the current day by day case counts are regarding, the numbers over the following week or two will present a greater image of the scenario in Ontario.
He added that the province ought to quickly begin to see what, if any, impact extra public well being restrictions have had in Toronto, Peel Area, and Ottawa, the place gyms, film theatres, and indoor eating rooms have been closed since Oct. 10.
“The restrictions have been imposed simply over two weeks in the past. We would not even anticipate to see a whiff of change till round this mark now,” Bogoch stated.
“Between when they’re imposed and now, that window interval in between, you’d really anticipate to see circumstances rise as a result of these restrictions have no influence till now… This week and subsequent week are going to be fairly essential weeks to observe.”
Residents within the areas of Halton and Durham are additionally waiting to hear from the premier this week about whether additional restrictions will be implemented in these areas.
The 2 areas have seen an uptick in COVID-19 infections over the previous two weeks and on Friday, Ford instructed reporters that he hoped to have a solution at the moment about whether or not extra areas will be part of Toronto, Peel, Ottawa, and York in a modified model of Stage 2.
The premier’s workplace confirmed to CP24 this morning that Ford is not going to be making an announcement about extra restrictions at the moment.
New circumstances within the GTA:
Peel Area: 215:
York Area: 90
Durham Area: 23
Halton Area: 27