Ontario reports 1,210 new coronavirus cases, 28 more deaths

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Ontario reported 1,210 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 99,372.

Thursday’s case count is a decrease from Wednesday which saw 1,417 new infections. On Tuesday, 1,249 cases were reported and 1,487 on Monday.

This is the 14th consecutive day that daily case counts have been above 1,000. The seven-day average is now at 1,370 which is up from last Thursday’s at 1,299.

According to Thursday’s provincial report, 361 cases were recorded in Peel Region, 346 in Toronto and 143 in York Region and 57 in Durham Region.

All other public health units in Ontario reported under 50 new cases.

The death toll in the province has risen to 3,443 as 28 more deaths were reported.

Ontario has 526 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 (down by nine from the previous day), with 146 patients in an intensive care unit (up by 19) and 88 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by ten). Hospitalizations have overall steadily increased over the past several weeks.

More than 41,800 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. The government has previously said it hoped to increase testing capacity to 68,000 per day by mid-November.

There is currently a backlog of 44,493 tests that need results. A total of 5,779,019 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.