After a week that say new COVID cases soar past the 1,000 mark, Ontario reported 834 new cases of the virus. It was the third day this week were cases hovered in the 800’s. 882 of the new cases were in the hot spots of Toronto, Peel, York and Ottawa, leaving 150 0f the new cases in the rest of the province. There were 773 recoveries reported, bringing Ontario’s recovery rate to just over 85 percent. The recovery rate had been over 90 percent in the summer months when the first wave was coming to an end. Yesterday there were no new hospitalizations, the number holding steady at 312. ICU cases dropped by 4 to 71 and patients on ventilators dropped by 1 to 51. However, there were 5 more deaths recorded.
Hamilton’s new COVID total dropped to 7 yesterday after several days where new cases were in the 20’s and 30’s. Hospitalizations in Hamilton dropped to 3 cases with St Joe’s reporting no cases. The Chartwell Willowgate Long Term Care Facility saw a jump in cases to 15-7 residents and 8 staff. The SPINCO outbreak has been officially declared over since Wednesday. Halton reported 23 new cases, as hospitalization dropped from 17 to 13 across the region’s four hospital sites.