Ontario reports 109 new COVID-19 deaths, a number not seen since May – CBC

Number of dead in new provincial data a significant jump from 67 deaths reported last week

Oct 20, 2022

Ontario is reporting 109 new COVID-19 deaths over the past seven days — the single highest death count since early May during the sixth wave of the pandemic.

The weekly death toll comes from new data released Thursday by the province’s ministry of health, which reported 67 deaths the week before.

Not since May 6, when deaths numbered 112 for the week, has the province reported a death toll this high.

The province’s weekly data release normally includes seven individual days’ worth of information spanning the number of newly reported COVID cases, hospitalizations, intensive care admissions and deaths. This week’s release is missing three days of data — Oct. 15, 16 and 17.

CBC News has contacted the Ministry of Health to inquire about the missing information.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-ontario-oct-20-2022-1.6623707

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