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Ontario confirms 313 COVID cases today, highest since early June

Daily case reports have been below 300 for three months, and last month were often below 100 new cases per day
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Public Health Ontario has reported 313 new, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, which is the highest report for a single day since the first week of June. 

The last time the province reported 300 or more new cases in a single day was the first week of June. For the month of August, daily cases ranged from as low as 57 to as high as 148. In September, daily cases have increased from 112 at the beginning of the month to between 150 and 230 last week. 

Of today's new cases, 243 (76 per cent) were reported by three of the province's 34 health units. According to the breakdown of cases included in the Public Health Ontario epidemiological summary, Ottawa Public Health reported 60 new cases, Peel Public Health reported 71 new cases, and Toronto Public Health reported 112 new cases. Fifteen of the province's health units reported zero new cases for today's provincial summary. 

The province has confirmed one new death today, an individual between the ages of 60 and 79 years old. Ontario has confirmed 2,816 deaths (6.3 per cent of all cases) related to COVID-19 since March. 

To-date, Public Health Ontario has reported 44,817 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, and has noted 39,974 of those cases (89.2 per cent) are now recovered. 

There are currently 2,027 active, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province, including at least 47 people in hospital with the coronavirus. There are 17 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, and eight patients on ventilators. 

The average incidence rate for the virus in Ontario is 301.5 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in the population. Each health unit's incidence rate ranges from as low as 28 cases per 100,000 to as high as 608 cases per 100,000. 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported a total of 748 coronavirus cases in the region to date, with 707 of the cases in Simcoe County. Of all the cases in Simcoe-Muskoka, 669 are listed as recovered and 37 people have died. Two people are in hospital — one from Bradford West Gwillimbury and one from New Tecumseth. 

The health unit reports there are 35 active cases in Simcoe County, including 23 in Barrie, two in Bradford, four in New Tecumseth, three in Innisfil, one in Wasaga Beach, one in Springwater, and one in Ramara.

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of Sept. 11

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 247 210 14   Sept. 11 165.4
Bradford W-G 139 125 12 1 Sept. 9 323.5
New Tecumseth 89 84 1 1 Sept. 8 214.8
Innisfil 57 54     Sept. 9 139.9
Orillia 19 17 2   July 30 56.8
Collingwood 17 17     Aug. 20 70.9
Wasaga Beach 19 17 1   Sept. 8 82.6
Clearview 9 8 1   July 27 60.9
Springwater 16 14 1   Sept. 9 76.2
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 19 1   Aug. 17 83.6
Ramara 13 12     Sept. 8 125.2
Tiny 7 7     Aug. 28 not released
Tay 9 9     July 23 81.3
Penetanguishene 9 8 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.

Erika Engel

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Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter, photographer and community editor.
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