New COVID-19 infections reported in Ontario on Tuesday is the most since July 30

Government points to "localized increases" for the spike

The Ontario government reported 125 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Health Minister Christine Elliot said the increase was due to a series of “localized increases with 17 cases in Peel, 27 in Toronto and 28 in Windsor-Essex.”

The last time the case count was this high was July 30 when the province reported 134 infections.

Elliot tweeted that “27 of 34 public health units are still reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases.”

People aged 39 or younger make up 60 per cent of the new infections.

Of the 40,870 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, there have been 37,126 recoveries and 2,793 deaths.

There are 41 people in Ontario hospitals being treated for the virus.

The province processed 23,000 tests in the past 24 hours.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported one new case of the virus on Tuesday. The person is a Barrie man between the ages of 18 and 34, and the illness was acquired by close contact.

There have been 672 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in Simcoe Muskoka and 625 recoveries.