Ontario reports 116 new cases of COVID-19

Hospitalizations, ICU admissions and ventilations staying steady, health minister says


Ontario reported 116 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, August 2, marking the third day of triple-digit increases after the number of new cases dropped below 100 this week.

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

27 of 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases.

Meanwhile, Toronto reported 20 new cases on Friday.

The province processed over 30,000 new COVID-19 tests for the second day running.

Ontario COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations

As of August 2, there are 72 people hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19., one fewer than the previous day. Of those, 26 people are in the ICU – one fewer than yesterday – and 14 are on ventilators.

One person died of COVID-19 in the province on August 1, bringing the total number of deaths due to COVID in the province to 2,778.

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 2, there are 72 people hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19., one fewer than the previous day. Of those, 26 people are in the ICU – one fewer than yesterday – and 14 are on ventilators.

One more person died of COVID-19 in Ontario, bringing the total number of deaths due to COVID in the province to 2,778.

Ontario has 39,449 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 35,359 now considered resolved (122 more from the previous day).

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

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