Health Minister Christine Elliot tweeted the number of new COVID-19 cases reported Friday certainly represents an “overestimation of daily counts.”
With the 11 missing public health units now having entered their numbers for yesterday and with all 34 units reporting today, Ontario has added 131 cases of #COVID19. Because of the data gap yesterday, today’s number is an overestimation of daily counts.— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) August 21, 2020
Ontario reported 131 new infections, one of the highest totals in weeks, but Elliot said the data includes numbers from 11 public health units which could not upload information because of a glitch on Wednesday.
Only 35 patients with the virus are hospitalized in Ontario. Of those, 13 individuals are in intensive care units.
There were just over 28,000 tests processed in the past 24 hours and another three deaths for a provincially tally of 2,796.
The majority of new COVID-19 cases, at 64 per cent, are people between the ages of 20 and 39.
In Simcoe Muskoka, the health unit reported four new cases on Friday. The new cases are all in Simcoe County. There are two males and two females. Three of the new cases are between 18-to-34 years of age, the other is between 45 and 64. The health unit did not have data available as to the mode of transmission or where in the County the individuals live.