Ontario adds 313 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario adds 313 new COVID-19 cases

Similar to yesterday, most of the new infections are in the Ottawa, Peel, and Toronto areas.

© CBC Dr. Lawrence Loh is medical officer of health for the Region of Peel, which includes the cities of Brampton and Mississauga.

"The vast majority of cases are affecting people aged 20 to 39, the next highest age group impacted by the pandemic is 40 to 59 years old", Yaffe says. "This plan will encompass all that we have make sure that we are ready should the second wave hit".

Four of the five new cases were reported as part of Saturday's total increase. This is a reminder that just because you may know the people attending an event outside of your household/close-contacts bubble, it doesn't mean there is a reduced risk of COVID-19.

"We're working with the federal government to strengthen quarantine compliance".

The head of the Ontario Hospital Association is warning that increasing COVID-19 case rates could lead to another provincial lockdown. This virus is still among us.

Brampton has thus far had just one testing centre for a population of approximately 600,000 - a second one is finally set to open Tuesday.

For Dr. Naheed Dosani, a physician and health-justice advocate, the conversation around multi-generational housing amounts to "racial gaslighting". Seven are among long-term care residents, and two are health-care workers. "We need to continue to understand what is happening in different regions". "We're still in a good spot, we still have time", Chakrabarti said.

"Today's numbers are cause for concern for all of us. If you're not feeling well, please don't go out, and don't go to work".

Ford once again mentioned that the increase in cases is coming from social gatherings and not necessarily from bars or restaurants.

Across the province, there are 1,848 active cases.

Community spread is the source of 19 per cent of the cases and travel is connected with 13 per cent, including one recent death.

Province and health officials have been preparing for a potential second wave of the pandemic all summer, Ford added and are now in a much better shape to face it. Ford would not divulge any details of the plan but said more would be revealed later this week. "I hope to God I'm wrong".