Ontario reports 124 new cases of COVID-19

New COVID-19 cases above the 100 mark for second day in a row, but hospitalizations continue to decline, health minister says


Ontario reported 124 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, August 1. This marks the second day in a row above the 100 mark. Hospitalizations continue to decline, with fewer patients in ICU and on ventilators.

The newest numbers mark an overall 0.3 per cent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the province, Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

28 of 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases. There are 163 more resolved cases today.

Meanwhile, Toronto reported 20 new cases on Friday, bringing the total to 15,371.

The province processed over 33,000 new COVID-19 tests, Elliott said. It also launched the long-awaited COVID Alert app.

Ontario COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations

As of August 1, there are 73 people – 5 fewer compared to the previous day – hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19. Of those, 27 people are in the ICU – two fewer than yesterday – and 12 are on ventilators.

Two people died of COVID-19 in the province on August 1, bringing the total number of deaths due to COVID in the province to 2777.

Ontario has 39,333 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 35,237 now considered resolved.

For more COVID-19 statistics and information, visit the Government of Ontario website.

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