Ontario reports fewer than 100 new COVID-19 cases for fifth straight day

Public health officials confirmed 88 new infections and active cases in the province continue to decline

Ontario has reported fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19 for the fifth consecutive day.

On August 7, provincial public health officials confirmed 88 new infections.

The number is down slightly from yesterday’s 95 new cases. There were 86 cases on Wednesday, 91 on Monday and 88 on Tuesday.

“With 118 more resolved, the persistent decline in active cases continues,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott. “Yesterday, the province processed over 25,000 tests.

“Hospitalizations, ICU admissions and vented patients all declined,” she added. “Locally, 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases with 18 of them reporting no new cases at all.”

Ontario’s total case count is 39,897, with 36,024 of those cases resolved – or 90.3 per cent.

Ottawa and Peel Region had the most new cases, with 15 each. Toronto reported 10 new COVID-19 infections since yesterday.

Windsor-Essex, the only region still in stage 2 of the reopening plan, reported four more cases.

There were no new deaths since yesterday. To date, the virus has killed 2,783 people in the province.

Hospitalizations went down to 66. There are 28 people in intensive care and 12 people on ventilators.


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