Toronto sees single-digit new case increases for the second day running
Ontario reported 111 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, July 28, while Toronto saw single-digit increases for the second day in a row.
The city only reported six new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday and five new cases Monday.
The newest numbers mark an overall 0.3 per cent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the province, Health Minister Christine Elliott said Tuesday.
That rate is consistent with the rises seen in Ontario over the past several days: On Monday, Ontario added another 0.3 per cent to its total of COVID-19 cases – or 119 new cases.
Twenty-seven of the province’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting zero new cases, Elliott added.
Of today’s new cases, 76 – or 64 per cent – were found in Ontarians under the age of 40, the same percentage as Monday. Last week, the federal government released data indicating young adults between the ages of 20 and 39 account for the highest incidence of new COVID-19 cases in Canada.
The province processed 17,334 COVID-19 tests, marking the first day since July 14 that fewer than 20,000 tests were processed in Ontario.
Four more people died of COVID-19 in Ontario, bringing the total number of COVID deaths in the province to 2,768.
Currently, there are 96 people – 14 more than Monday – hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19. Of those, 31 people are in the ICU and 18 are on ventilators.
For more COVID-19 statistics, visit the Government of Ontario website.