Ontario reports 105 new cases of COVID-19

The province's new infections drop slightly but the number of tests completed has also fallen


Ontario public health officials confirmed an increase of 105 new COVID-19 cases on August 24.

That’s a slight drop from yesterday’s 115 new infections. Increases in new cases of the virus have now stayed above the 100 mark for the past seven days.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 30 of Ontario’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer cases and 19 reported no new cases.

Medical labs processed 18,790 tests in the past 24 hours – one of the lowest numbers in weeks. On Saturday, the province conducted 23,000 tests and almost 29,000 on Friday.

One more person has died, bringing Ontario’s death toll to 2,798 people.

There are 40 patients in hospital, 12 in intensive care and seven in intensive care on ventilators.

Toronto reported the most new cases with 30. Ottawa confirmed 24 new infections, Peel Region had 21 and York Region reported 9.

Ontario’s total COVID-19 case count is now 41,507. Of those cases, 37,673 are resolved, an increase of 78 since yesterday.

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