Ontario reports 99 cases of COVID-19, no new deaths

The province's new case count stays below 100 for the second straight day


Ontario is reporting a slight increase in new COVID-19 cases.

On August 17, provincial public health officials confirmed 99 new infections, up from 81 on Sunday. On Saturday, infections spiked just above 100 after four days of of double-digit increases.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 29 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 21 of them reporting no new cases.

She added that medical labs processed more than 25,000 tests in the past 24 hours. Another 15,000 tests are under investigation.

Toronto reported the most new cases with 26. Peel Region followed with 25 and Ottawa confirmed 19 new cases.

Another 83 people have recovered. Of the total 40,745 lab-confirmed cases since January, 37,036 – or 90.9 per cent – have recovered.

There were no new deaths since yesterday. The data for the number of patients in hospital was incomplete on Monday.

Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases on August 17:

The following regions reported more than five COVID-19 cases:

Toronto = 26

Peel Region = 25

Ottawa = 19

Waterloo = 8

York Region = 7

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