TORONTO – The number of new COVID-19 infections in Ontario has dropped to the 500s after the province recorded its most noteworthy single-day case tally since the start of the pandemic on Monday.
Health officials reported 554 new cases of the disease on Tuesday morning, down altogether from the 700 infections logged a day sooner.
The area likewise included four more COVID-19-related passings over the most recent 24-hour time frame just as 323 cases it currently considers to be resolved.
Tuesday’s report brings the province’s COVID-19 case total to 51,085, including 2,844 deaths and 43,450 recoveries.
Right now, there are 4,791 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario.
Despite the decrease, the new infections recorded on Tuesday represent case numbers unseen since late April, when the province was regularly documenting daily case counts in the 500s and 600s.
At that time, the province had just unveiled its three-phase plan to restart the economy while much of Ontario remained in a state of lockdown.
Most of the new infections continue to be documented in people under the age of 40. According to the province’s daily epidemiologic summary, 265 cases were reported in people between the ages of 20 and 39 while 81 cases were reported in people 19 years of age and younger.
Those two groups account for 21,747 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, the most of any other age category in the province.
Another 145 infections were reported in people between the ages of 40 and 59. Forty-eight cases were in people between the ages of 60 and 79.
The province processed 38,375 tests since yesterday.
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News source: CTV News