Ontario has logged more than 1,300 new COVID-19 cases, breaking a new record.
Following a record-breaking day on Saturday with 1,132 new infections, provincial health officials logged 1,328 more novel coronavirus cases on Sunday.
There were 1,003 cases confirmed on Friday, 998 on Thursday and 987 on Wednesday. Prior to Saturday, the last record in Ontario was set on Tuesday when 1,050 cases were logged.
Ontario’s seven-day average for the number of cases reported continues to climb and is now 1,063.
Sunday’s report brings the province’s total number of lab-confirmed cases to 84,153, including deaths and recoveries.
Thirteen new deaths linked to the disease were logged by provincial health officials on Sunday, bringing Ontario’s death toll to 3,233.
Health officials deemed 877 more cases to be resolved as of Sunday, bringing the number of recovered patients in the province to 71,815.
There are currently 9,105 active COVID-19 cases in Ontario.
In Ontario hospitals, there are 374 COVID-19 patients being treated. Data pertaining to the number of patients in the intensive care unit and the number of patients remaining on a ventilator was not released on Sunday.
“As we often observe on weekends, a number of hospitals (approximately 40) did not submit data to the Daily Bed Census for Nov. 6,” health officials wrote. “We anticipate the number of hospitalized patients may increase when reporting compliance increases.”
On Saturday, there were 88 Ontario patients in intensive care and 52 of those 88 remained on a ventilator.
Nearly 37,600 COVID-19 tests were completed in the last-recorded 24-hour period.
In Ontario, 35,776 tests currently remain under investigation.
The province’s daily testing target is 50,000.
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News source: CTV News