Ontario reports 95 new COVID-19 cases, one death

Active cases in the province are on the decline, Health Minister Christine Elliott said


Ontario has reported fewer than 100 new COVID-19 cases for the fourth consecutive day.

On August 6, Ontario public health confirmed 95 new COVID-19 infections. There were 86 new cases on Wednesday91 infections on Monday and 88 on Tuesday.

The lower numbers follow spikes above 100 on the weekend.

“With 159 more resolved, we continue to see a persistent decline in the number of active cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said. “Locally, 29 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 15 of them reporting no new cases.”

Medical labs processed more than 26,000 tests since yesterday, she added. Around 17,000 tests were completed a day earlier.

Ontario’s total number of cases is 39,809, with 90.2 per cent now considered resolved.

One more person had died, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,783.

The number of patients in hospital went up to 71 from 66. There are 29 people in intensive care with COVID-19 and 13 on ventilators.

Toronto reported the most new cases of any region, with 30. Ottawa had 19 new infections, Peel confirmed seven and York had one. Windsor-Essex, the only region remaining in stage 2 of the reopening plan, had five new cases.

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