Ontario confirms 78 new cases of COVID-19

New coronavirus cases drop, but Toronto Public Health's new data is not included in today's count


Ontario public health officials have reported 78 new cases of COVID-19, but Toronto’s numbers are not included in the August 13 case count.

“Updated numbers from the Toronto Public Health CORES system were not available,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a tweet.

“Hospitalizations declined again as ICU admissions and vented patients remain stable,” she added. “With 99 more resolved, the number of active cases in the province continues to decline.”

Today’s number is down from the 95 cases reported yesterday.

Peel Region reported the most new cases, with 19, followed by Ottawa with 10 and Windsor-Essex with seven.

Medical labs processed 29,626 tests in the past 24 hours and another 29,049 cases are under investigation.

The province did not report any new virus-related deaths today.

Ontario’s total case count – excluding new Toronto Public Health data – is 40,367, including 36,689 recoveries and 2,787 deaths.

There are 43 patients in hospital, with 20 in intensive care and 10 in intensive care on ventilators.

The last remaining region in stage 2 of the reopening plan, Windsor-Essex, moved into stage 3 on August 12.

Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases on August 13

The following regions reported more than five COVID-19 cases:

Peel Region = 19

Ottawa = 10

Windsor-Essex = 9

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 7

Middlesex-London = 6

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