Ontario saw the lowest number of case increases in over a week, but hospitalizations jumped by 20 per cent
Ontario public health officials reported 103 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, July 23.
That’s a marked decline from the rest of the week, when cases hovered around the 160 mark.
Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott announced on Twitter that 28 of 34 public health units were reporting five or fewer cases, with 21 reporting zero.
Cases spiked to a three-week high of 203 on Tuesday – partially due to a backlog in Peel Region – and yesterday’s new case count was 165.
No new deaths have occurred since yesterday, keeping the total at 2,755.
However, COVID-19 hospitalizations took a 20 per cent leap forward, with 154 patients in hospital (up from 128 people on Wednesday).
Of those hospitalized, 35 are in intensive care and 21 are on ventilators.
Ontario’s total case count is now 38,210, with 1,492 of those active and 33,963 now resolved.
Labs completed 26,000 tests since the previous day.