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Here's The Rate Of COVID-19 Cases In Ontario By Health Unit & Toronto Doesn't Have The Highest

The science table breaks down the rate of cases per day per million residents.

Toronto Associate Editor
Pedestrians wearing masks on the street.

Pedestrians wearing masks on the street.

Ontario is in the midst of another spike in COVID-19 cases, but some regions across the province are getting hit harder than others.

The scientific director for Ontario's COVID-19 science advisory table, Dr. Peter Jüni, recently told multiple publications that Ontario is currently seeing 100,000 to 120,000 cases per day.

"In terms of infection, we have never been as high as right now during the entire pandemic,"Jüni told CityNews Toronto.

There are some public health units across Ontario that are getting hit harder with a higher rate of COVID-19 cases than others, based on the science table's most recent data.

Data from Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table.Data from Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table.Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table

Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington currently has the highest rate of COVID-19 cases while Northwestern is trailing closely behind, with a rate of over 500 daily cases per million residents.

The science table is currently listing Peel Region as the public health unit with the lowest rate, with about 120 COVID-19 cases per million residents.

Here's how all of Ontario pans out from the highest to the lowest rate of COVID-19 cases per million residents, based on the science table's current data:

  • Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington
  • Northwestern
  • Algoma
  • Hastings Prince Edward
  • Timiskaming
  • Porcupine
  • Simcoe Muskoka
  • Hamilton
  • Lambton
  • Haldimand-Norfolk
  • Grey Bruce
  • Sudbury & Districts
  • Windsor-Essex County
  • Toronto
  • Brant County
  • Chatham-Kent
  • North Bay Parry Sound
  • Leeds, Grenville & Lanark
  • Middlesex-London
  • Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph
  • Durham Region
  • Eastern Ontario
  • Peterborough
  • Southwestern
  • Renfrew County and District
  • Niagara Region
  • Ottawa
  • Thunder Bay
  • Halton Region
  • Huron Perth
  • Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge
  • Waterloo
  • York Region
  • Peel

As of March 21, the Ford government lifted the mask mandates for most indoor spots. On April 27, they will be lifted at all remaining indoor public spaces along with any remaining COVID-19 public health measures that are in the province.

Health Minister Christine Elliott recently shared, however, that masks don't need to be brought back.

"Dr. Moore has indicated that we don't need to bring back the mask mandate, and he has said in the past that we should have expected that the numbers would go up as we open up Ontario," Elliott told CityNews Toronto reporters on April 5.

*Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the daily rate of COVID-19 cases as the daily count of COVID-19 cases. It has been updated.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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