Ontario COVID-19 cases exceed 200 again

Katie Ramirez
September 13, 2020

Most of B.C.'s COVID-19 cases have been identified in the Lower Mainland, with 3,600 confirmed in the Fraser Health region and 2,419 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.

In eastern Ontario, the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington, Renfrew County and District, and the Eastern Ontario public health units all reported one new case Saturday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott reports that 67 per cent of the province's cases are in people under the age of 40.

Active cases in the city now sit at 255 and the deathtoll remains at 267; no new deaths were reported in Ottawa, Ottawa Public Health reports.

Four of the five new cases were reported as part of Saturday's total increase. The new cases continue to mark a spike in numbers after several weeks of daily case counts below the 200 mark. Of those cases, 49 people are now in hospital, including 10 people in intensive care. This is followed by the under 20 age group, which is reporting 302 active cases.

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Like the government's main portal for daily epidemiologic summaries, the COVID-19 cases in schools and child care centres website will be updated every weekday morning at 10:30 a.m. with the most up-to-date data available.

Of the impacted schools, six are in Ottawa, two are in Oakville, two are in Brampton, one is in Pickering, one is in Mississauga and one is in Waterloo. Two people remain in the ICU. One case has an unknown age.

More than 35,000 tests were completed over the last 24 hours.

There are now 20 ongoing outbreaks in healthcare and childcare establishments in Ottawa - that's five more since Friday.

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