Infections in Mississauga and Brampton continue to prop up COVID numbers
Published April 19, 2021 at 4:07 pm
Cases in Mississauga and Brampton continue to propel daily COVID-19 numbers in Peel Region to levels about 900.
Today’s data shows 926 new cases in Peel and 4,447 cases across Ontario, with most confined to the two cities.
Of new concern is the test positivity rate in Ontario which stands at 10.5 percent, the highest level since the pandemic began. The number represents the percentage of people who have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours.
As well, the number of people currently receiving hospital care for the virus in Ontario is 2,202, up from 1,646 a week again. Patients in intensive care units now number 775, which again is an increase of 136 people from this time last week.
The virus has killed 19 across the province in the last day.
Other areas reporting high numbers include 1,299 in Toronto, 577 in York Region, and 227 in Hamilton.
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