Ontario reports 232 new COVID-19 cases, a second day exceeding 200

Henrietta Brewer
September 13, 2020

According to Saturday's report, that's 19 more cases than what was reported Friday - which was 213 - making it nearly a nine per cent difference between the two days.

Saturday's report brings the total of COVID-19 cases in Ottawa since the start of the pandemic to 3,227. A fifth case was added to the number reported by public health on Friday.

Of the new patients reported Saturday, 77 are in Toronto, 62 are in Peel Region, 27 are in Ottawa, 12 are in York Region, and 10 are in Durham Region.

The city's death toll remains unchanged at 267.

The province has completed a little more than 35,600 COVID-19 tests in the last 24 hours. Thirty-two were in people under the age of 19 and four were over the age of 80.

There is still an active outbreak at the Village of University Gates where a staff member has tested positive.

Ontario's daily COVID-19 numbers continue to climb as the province reports 232 new cases in the province - 27 of which are in Ottawa.

The last time a similar number of new cases was reported in the province was on June 9, with 230 new cases.

Twenty-seven of the public health units in Ontario reported five or fewer COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with 14 reporting none at all.

The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Ontario now stands at 44,300, including the deaths and 39,717recoveries.

"As Ontario students return to school, we are developing new and innovative ways to combat COVID-19 in the classroom, including this webpage, which is just one way the Ontario government is leveraging technology to protect the health and safety of the next generation".

"Like yesterday, 67 per cent of today's cases are in people under the age of 40", Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted.

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