As students return to school province-wide, Ontario has just reported 313 new confirmed cases of COVID-19; the largest single-day increase in over three months.
The uptick in daily cases comes following a number of consecutive days in which the province reported daily counts of over 200 new cases of the novel coronavirus, indicating an acceleration in new infections across Ontario.
Ontario is reporting 313 cases of #COVID19 as nearly 30,000 tests were completed. 78% of today's cases are from three regions, with 112 in Toronto, 71 in Peel and 60 in Ottawa. All other PHUs have fewer than 10 new cases, except for York with 13 cases. 15 PHUs have no new cases.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) September 14, 2020
According to Ontario’s health minister Christine Elliott, 78 per cent of the newly reported cases are primarily concentrated in three main regions, with 112 reported in Toronto, 71 in Peel, and 60 in Ottawa.
Additionally, Elliott says that 67 per cent of the total new cases were found in younger demographics; specifically, those under the age of 40.
The new case numbers bring Ontario’s overall total to 44,817 cases since COVID-19 first hit the province. Of those cases to date, 2,816 have resulted in death.
Of that total, Hamilton itself has seen 1,026 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases to date, with 45 deaths.