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Ontario confirms 131 new COVID cases today

There are 986 lab-confirmed, active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, currently.
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Public Health Ontario has confirmed 131 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths in the daily update today. 

The most recent deaths reported in the province include two people over the age of 80. Age information about the third person who has died has not yet been released. 

Today's report is the highest number of new cases confirmed in a single day this month, but it also includes cases not reported yesterday. In the Aug. 20 report, data from 11 health units was not included. 

According to a breakdown of cases included in the province's epidemiological summary, Ottawa Public Health had the highest increase in cases with 37 new ones listed in today's report. Toronto reported 25 new cases and Peel reported 21 new cases. 

Of the 131 new cases confirmed today, 64 of them were individuals between the ages of 20 and 39 years old. 

Public health labs in Ontario processed another 28,073 test results since yesterday's report. 

To date, the province has confirmed 41,179 cases of COVID-19 and has reported 37,397 of those as resolved, with 2,796 ending in death. 

Based on the information provided in today's epidemiological summary, there are 986 lab-confirmed, active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, currently.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 676 cases of COVID-19 to date.

There are 627 cases now recovered and 37 people have died in the region. 

There are still nine active cases in the county.

In Simcoe-Muskoka, the incidence rate for the coronavirus is 113.4 cases per 100,000 people in the population. 

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of Aug. 19 (the health unit is not updating its local case breakdown until Aug. 24)

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 203 184 14   Aug. 19 136
Bradford W-G 134 122 12   Aug. 4 311.9
New Tecumseth 84 82 1 1 Aug. 10 202.7
Innisfil 55 52     Aug. 17 135
Orillia 19 17 2   July 30 56.8
Collingwood 17 16     Aug. 20 66.7
Wasaga Beach 15 14 1   June 19 65.2
Clearview 9 8 1   July 27 60.9
Springwater 15 14 1   July 20 71.4
Midland 12 12     July 24 66.9
Oro-Medonte 9 7 2   Aug. 4 38.6
Adjala-Tosorontio 9 9     June 16 77.2
Essa 20 18 1   Aug. 17 79.4
Ramara 12 11   1 Aug. 5 115.6
Tiny 6 6     July 16 not released
Tay 9 9     July 23 not released
Penetanguishene 9 7 1   Aug. 19 92.9
Severn 7 7     July 27 not released

*Incidence rate is number of cases per 100,000 people in the local population.

** Total cases includes the number of cases currently recovering at home as well as any that have recovered, died, or are in hospital. 


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