Shomporko Desk:-TORONTO – Ontario has recorded a slight spike in the number of new COVID-19 cases and logged 10 more deaths, including the province’s first fatality under the age of 20.
Health officials logged another 216 patients tainted with the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total number of cases to 33,853.
In Ontario, less than 200 new cases have been confirmed on nine of the previous 10 days.
“While it’s too early to draw conclusions from a single day of data, we’re watching closely for shifts in COVID-19 trends as we gradually reopen the province’s economy and as local public health officials work quickly to contain any spread,” Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning.
Ten more deaths were also confirmed by provincial health officials on Tuesday, including the first fatality under the age of 20. Ontario’s COVID-19 death toll now sits at 2,619.
More than 1,800 people 80 years of age or older have died of COVID-19 in Ontario, as well as 693 people between the ages of 60 and 79, 102 people between the ages of 40 and 59 and 11 people between the ages of 20 and 39.
There are currently 288 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in Ontario hospitals. Of those patients, 75 of them are in the intensive care unit and 54 of those 75 patients remain on a ventilator.
As of Tuesday, 174 more cases in the province were considered to be resolved, bringing the provincial total number of recovered patients to 29,107.
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News source: CTV News