Public Health Ontario’s caseload addition surpassed the 200-mark on Tuesday, with 203 new cases added. This is the highest one-day addition since June 28, when the province confirmed 257 new cases.
Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott pointed out that 57 per cent of these new cases are among those age 39 or younger, in an apparent surge of cases among young people.
Ontario is reporting 203 cases of #COVID19, a 0.5% increase. Today’s uptick is the result of localized increases: there are 43 of new cases in Ottawa, 57 in Peel and 24 more in Windsor-Essex. Looking at the age of today’s new cases, 116 of them or 57% are 39 years old or younger.— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) July 21, 2020
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in its region on Tuesday. Both are from Barrie, and both are between the ages of 18 and 34.
According to the SMDHU, the majority of local cases has been among people age 45-64, but 18 of the 36 cases reported over the past two weeks have been among people aged 18 to 34.