Ontario records 76 new COVID-19 cases

Province marks the lowest single-day increase since March as Toronto given go-ahead for Stage 3


Ontario reported 76 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 29, marking the first time in four months the province has seen under 100 new cases in a day.

Meanwhile, Toronto reported only one new case on Tuesday afternoon, paving the way for the province to greenlight the city’s move into Stage 3.

The newest numbers mark an overall 0.2 per cent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the province, and “the lowest day-over-day increase since March 22,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter Wednesday.

Most of Wednesday’s new cases came from Windsor-Essex, with 22 new cases. Ottawa and Niagara Region both reported 13 new cases, while Chatham-Kent added 10.

The province processed 27,300 COVID-19 tests after that number dipped down to 17,334 on Tuesday.

Ontario COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations

One person died of COVID-19 in Ontario on July 29, bringing the total number of COVID deaths in the province to 2,769.

Currently, there are 91 people – five fewer than Tuesday – hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19. Of those, 28 people are in the ICU and 17 on ventilators.

Ontario has had 38,986 COVID-19 cases, with 34,741 now considered resolved.

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

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