New COVID-19 cases plunged to 33 in Ontario on Tuesday

Data base issues at Toronto Public Health partly contributed to the big dip

New COVID-19 caseloads from the province on Tuesday revealed a huge tumble.

Just 33 new infections, the lowest figure since March. But the dramatic dip does come with a qualifier. Toronto Public Health removed 21 cases from its database as they had been duplicated in previous counts. Even so, the 33 new cases is a far cry from the 115 reported on Monday, which was the first time in a week that the count had topped 100. The highest number of new infections was 10, in Windsor-Essex.

More than 70 per cent of new infections involve people under the age of 70.

Hospitalizations remains stable with 60 patients being treated for the virus, 21 are in intensive care and 12 are on ventilators. The province processed more than 21,500 tests in the past 24 hours.

The total number of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario is 40,194, including 36,456 recoveries.