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

On August 5, provincial public health officials confirmed 86 new cases and no new deaths


Ontario is reporting fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19 for the third day in a row.

On August 5, provincial public health officials confirmed 86 new cases, bringing Ontario’s total to 39,714.

The province confirmed 91 infections on Monday and 88 on Tuesday. The lower numbers follow spikes above 100 over the long weekend.

“Locally, 29 of the province’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with fully 22 of them reporting no new cases at all,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

Another 146 cases are resolved. Ninety per cent of Ontario’s cases – or 35,747 – have now recovered.

“We also continue to see a persistent decline in the number of active cases in the province,” she said. “Hospitalizations continue to decline.”

The number of patients in hospital dropped from 78 to 66, with 30 in intensive care and 15 in intensive care on ventilators.

Toronto reported 18 new cases, Ottawa confirmed 16, Peel Region had 11 and York Region recorded 10. Windsor-Essex, the only region still in stage 2 of the reopening plan, had two new cases.

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