Ontario reports 134 new cases of COVID-19

New COVID-19 cases back above the 100 mark, but active cases and hospitalizations continue to decline, health minister says


Ontario reported 134 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, July 31, putting the number of new cases over 100 for the first time in three days.

The announcement comes as Toronto and Peel both officially move into Stage 3.

“While a slight uptick over the past two days, 28 of 34 [public health units] are reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitterl

Wednesday and Thursday saw increases of 77 and 89 new cases, respectively, marking the lowest new case numbers since late March.

The newest numbers mark an overall 0.3 per cent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the province, Elliott added.

However, 168 additional cases were marked as resolved, meaning an overall decline in the number of active COVID-19 cases.

The province processed over 30,000 new COVID-19 tests, Elliott said.

Ontario COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations

COVID-19 hospitalizations continued to decline in Ontario on July 31.

Currently, there are 78 people – six fewer than the previous day – hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19. Of those, 29 people are in the ICU – two more than the previous day – and 15 are on ventilators.

Three people died of COVID-19 in Ontario on July 31, bringing the total number of deaths due to COVID in the province to 2,775.

Ontario has 39,209 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 35,074 now considered resolved.

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

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