TORONTO – Ontario’s daily COVID-19 case tally has ascended to numbers inconspicuous since the stature of the pandemic in May when in excess of 500 cases were accounted for.
Health officials reported 478 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, which is the highest daily total since May 2 when 511 cases were confirmed.
The province likewise reported that three more people have died due to COVID-19, carrying the complete number of passings to 2,832.
The new infections bring the province’s total number of lab-confirmed infections to 47,752, including 41,342 recoveries and the deaths.
Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Tuesday that 68 per cent (242) of the new cases involved people under the age of 40.
Ninety-nine were between the ages of 40 and 59 and 36 were between the ages of 60 and 70. Eight people over the age of 80 were part of Tuesday’s case count.
According to Elliott, more than 32,400 tests for COVID-19 were processed in the last recorded 24-hour period.
Nearly 40,000 tests currently remain under investigation in the province.
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News source: CTV News