Ontario’s COVID-19 numbers drop below 100 over two days

Provincial public health officials said new COVID-19 infections dropped back below 100 after increases in new infections on the weekend


Ontario confirmed 88 new cases of COVID-19 on August 3 and 91 on August 4.

After taking a day off from reporting new numbers, provincial public health officials said new infections dropped back below 100. There were 116 new cases on Sunday, 124 on Saturday and 134 on Friday.

“Today, 29 of 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

Elliott added that over the past two days, a combined 242 cases resolved and labs processed over 42,000 tests.

As of August 4, Ontario has confirmed a total of 39,628 cases. Of those infections, 35,601 – or 89.8 per cent – are recovered.

Ontario COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations

Four more people have died since yesterday, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,782.

There are now 78 COVID-19 patients in hospital, with 28 in intensive care and 15 in intensive care on a ventilator.

Over the past two days, Toronto reported 32 new cases, Peel Region confirmed 26 and York Region recorded eight.

Windsor remains in stage 2

Windsor-Essex will continue to remain in stage 2 of the provincial reopening plan.

“This morning, we announced that Windsor-Essex will remain in stage 2 as we continue to support local efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19,” Elliott said.

All other areas of the province are now in stage 3, which allows dine-in restaurants, gyms and cinemas to reopen.

Windsor-Essex is continuing to see outbreaks in the agriculture sector, the government said.

The province deployed an Emergency Medical Assistance Team to support local public health officials in the region.

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