Ontario reports 138 more COVID-19 cases on Sunday, largely in GTA and Windsor-Essex

Ontario is reporting 138 new cases of COVID-19, marking the sixth straight day the tally is below 200.

Largest number of new infections among people age 20 to 39, with 60 new confirmed cases

A female staff member wearing a mask stands at the hostess station outside a newly re-opened bar patio on Sparks Street. (Andrew Lee/CBC/Radio-Canada)

Ontario is reporting 138 new cases of COVID-19, marking the sixth straight day the tally is below 200.

Most of the other newly-confirmed cases continue to be in the Greater Toronto Area, with 39 reported in Toronto, 28 in Peel and 15 in York. 

In Windsor-Essex, which has been dealing with outbreaks among temporary workers on farms, there are 27 newly-confirmed cases.

The rest of Ontario's 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, as Elliott noted on Twitter, with 16 regions reporting no new cases.

Ontario's health ministry reported two more deaths on Sunday, for an official total of 2,689 people dead from COVID-19. However, a CBC News count based on data provided directly by public health units puts the number of dead at 2,733.

60 new cases among 20 and 30 year-olds

The largest number of new cases is among those age 20 to 39, with 60 newly-confirmed infections reported Sunday.

There were 45 new infections among the 40 to 59 age range; 17 new infections among those 60 to 79 years old; and four infections among those over age 80.

Eleven more young people age 19 and under were confirmed to have COVID-19 as of Sunday.

The newly confirmed cases bring Ontario's total to 35,794 since the outbreak began in January, about 87 per cent of which are resolved. Sunday's report marked another 183 cases as resolved.

Ontario's network of labs processed 23,792 test samples the previous day, with a cumulative total of more than 1.5 million.

There are still 11,651 test samples in line to be completed.

Hospitalizations have been declining, with 139 COVID-19 patients currently in Ontario hospitals. Of those patients, 39 are in intensive care with 23 on a ventilator.


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