Ontario sees lowest rise in COVID-19 cases since late March

Ontario records 70 new cases – the lowest rise since March 22 – as new cases remain under 100 for the sixth day

Ontario reported 70 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, August 8 – marking the lowest number of new cases in the province since March 22 (48 cases).

Friday also marked the sixth day running that the number of new cases in Ontario was under 100. Friday saw 88 new infections; there were 95 new cases Thursday, 86 on Wednesday, 88 on Tuesday and 91 on Monday.

The newest numbers mark an overall 0.2 per cent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the province, Ontario health minister Christine Elliott announced on Twitter.

“With 107 more resolved, we continue to see a decline in active cases,” 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.

Elliott added that the province processed over 26,000 tests.

Ontario COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations

“Hospitalizations and ICU admissions both declined with the number of vented patients remaining stable,” Elliott said.

As of August 8, there are 53 people – 13 fewer than the previous day – hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19. Of those, 27 people are in the ICU – one less than the previous day – and 12 are on ventilators.

One more person died in Ontario, bringing the total number of deaths due to COVID in the province to 2,784.

Ontario has 39,967 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 36,131 now considered resolved.

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


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