UPDATE: Ontario's daily COVID-19 numbers creep downward; Ottawa sees over 70 per cent jump in one day
Ontario slowly continues a trajectory downwards in the number of reported daily COVID-19 cases, making it the 24th straight day the province has recorded new case numbers in the triple digits.
The provincial government on Sunday has recorded 1,708 new cases — that’s down from the 1,822 cases reported on Saturday and the 1,855 reported on Friday — which turns out to be about a six per cent decrease since Saturday.
Ottawa, on the other hand, has made jump to 79 new cases from the 46 that were reported yesterday. That’s about a 72 per cent increase in one day. This is the highest jump the city has seen in two weeks.
The province now has a total tally of 114,746 cases since the pandemic began.
There are 24 new deaths across the province, slightly down from the 29 that were reported yesterday. That brings the total death toll to 3,648.
That means the week saw 176 people die from the virus.
It’s also been 10 days since the province reported deaths in the single digits (November 20).
Four new deaths are recorded among the 60-69 age group. There are also three new deaths among the 70-79 cohort, 10 among the 80-89 age group and six in the 90-99 age group.
However, 1,443 cases have been resolved, bringing the total number of cleared cases to 97,319.
The number of people hospitalized is down by nine, but 586 people are still occupying hospital beds.
Since November 22, the week saw 12,368 new COVID-19 cases confirmed across the province.
Most active cases continue to be seen among 20-29 years with 2,966 cases. This is followed by the 30-39 cohort with 2,174 cases and the under 20 cohort with 2,038 cases.
The province has completed 53,959 tests since Saturday, which is about a two per cent drop compared to Saturday.
Among those tested, 3.7 per cent of cases were positive, which accounts for almost a nine per cent increase compared to yesterday.
The city accounts for about 4.5 per cent of all cases reported across the province on Sunday.
The total tally of cases in the city is now at 8,458.
Among those, 343 are still active.
Forty new cases have resolved since Saturday, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 7,741. This mean that about 91 per cent of cases have cleared.
The Ontario government says Ottawa has recorded two more deaths, bringing the city’s death toll to 374.
Ottawa Public Health says there are 22 people in hospital with one in the ICU.
The age group with the most active cases at the moment is the 30-39 age group with 61 cases (seven more than yesterday). This is followed by the 20-29 cohort with 56 cases (11 more than yesterday) and the 10-19 cohort with 42 cases (nine more than yesterday). There are also five new cases among kids ages zero to nine, bringing the total number of active cases to 39.
There is one new case in a healthcare institution, bringing the total to 21. There are no new outbreaks in childcare and educational institutions, however three are still in progress. One new community outbreak is recorded, bringing the number to four.