September 19th: Christine Elliott Ontario is reporting 407 cases of #COVID19 as nearly 39,000 tests were completed, a new provincial record. Locally, there are 129 new cases in Toronto with 94 in Peel and 55 in Ottawa. 71% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40.
In response to growing demand for testing, Ontario Health has increased capacity at eight assessment centres across Toronto, Peel and Ottawa with seven pop-ups launched in the regions and more coming to help increase access and cut down wait times.
There’s a small increase in hospitalizations today as ICU admissions and the number of patients on ventilators remains stable. Dr. Yaffe, our Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health says, the data tells us that the recent uptick is the result of private social gatherings. We all have a role in stopping the spread of #COVID19.