The province of Ontario has reported 213 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, marking the largest single-day increase in known cases since June.
Broken down by region, 71 of these new cases are in Toronto, 38 are in Peel region, 37 in Ottawa, 15 in Wateroo, 14 in the York region, and 6 in the Hamilton-Halton region.
Ontario is reporting 213 cases of #COVID19 with over 32,500 tests completed. Locally, 26 PHUs are reporting five or fewer cases with 18 reporting no new cases. There are 71 cases in Toronto, with 38 in Peel and 37 in Ottawa. 67% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) September 11, 2020
Numbers of new cases have been on a steady incline recently, with frequent reports of over 100 new COVID-19 cases daily province-wide. As of now, Ontario has seen a total confirmed 44,068 cases of COVID-19 and 2,813 total deaths since the pandemic first hit the province.
The continuing upward trend in new confirmed cases is especially concerning as the school year begins for students across Ontario; an event that Ontario public health officials have said will result in “inevitable” outbreaks of the novel coronavirus.
Ontarians are reminded to stay the course regarding established COVID-19 health & safety measures, including wearing a mask or face covering in public spaces, frequently washing your hands, only socializing closely with those in your 10-person social bubbles, and staying home whenever possible.