Ontario's new COVID-19 cases tops 400 -- again

Grant Boone
September 21, 2020

Public health officials in Renfrew County said Monday that region is experiencing a second wave of the pandemic, with 12 new cases this month.

"While Ontario has made incredible progress in the fight against COVID-19, we can not take that progress for granted".

There are 129 new cases in Toronto with 94 in Peel and 55 in Ottawa.

While the daily tally is lower than totals posted in the previous two days, it is still among the highest numbers seen since early June.

Twenty-four of the city's 60 newest confirmed cases involve people in their 20s, while two-thirds are younger than 40.

According to the most recent information provided by the Ministry of Education, 75 of the province's 4,828 schools have a reported case.

A clear message was also sent last week by Western University's president, Alan Shepard, who warned students that in-person classes are "in jeopardy" if the school's COVID-19 caseload isn't brought under control.

Coronavirus COVID-19 New Cases for Sunday in Oneida County
The Allegheny County Health Department announced 42 new covid-19 cases Monday, in addition to 74 cases from Sunday. The county is in the most restrictive, or "purple", level of the state's four-tier virus-tracking roadmap.

On Saturday, the provincial government rolled back limits on social gatherings across Ontario, saying no more than 10 people can assemble indoors and 25 outside.

The number of people in hospital in Ontario has decreased by one and now stands at 63; 23 people are in the ICU, 10 of which are on a ventilator.

Today, 285 of the new cases are individuals under 40 years old.

Algoma Public Health - 31 confirmed positive cases, one known active case.

North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit - 40 confirmed positive cases, three known active cases.

Public Health Sudbury and Districts - 101 cases, rate of 50.7 per 100,000 population.

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