Ontario reports 100 cases of COVID-19

The province's new cases stay in the triple digits for a fifth day and Toronto's seven-day moving average for new cases of the virus is 25


Ontario report 100 new cases of COVID-19 on August 25 – the fifth consecutive day of increases in the triple digits.

The province confirmed 105 new infections on Monday, 115 on Sunday and 108 on Saturday.

“Locally, 30 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 reporting no new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

Two more people have died. To date, the virus has killed 2,800 people in Ontario.

Medical labs processed more than 20,000 tests in the past 24 hours and another 17,000 cases are under investigation.

Another 75 people recovered from the virus. To date, 37,748 cases out of Ontario’s total 41,607 cases are resolved.

Toronto’s moving average

Today’s provincial update did not include a breakdown of cases by jurisdiction. However, on Monday Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Eileen de Villa provided an update on the city’s outbreak to date.

The seven day moving average for new COVID-19 cases is 25, she said.

On Monday, Toronto Public Health recorded 33 new cases and 21 recoveries.

“I’m pleased that Toronto continues to see lower COVID-19 numbers in our city,” she said. “This is good news for us. But we can’t take this progress for granted or mistake it as being back to normal. We’re not.”

De Villa We anticipates some increases in COVID-19 activity as people resume activities as part of stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan.

She also provided some statistics on Toronto’s outbreak to date:

  • 15,808 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Toronto since January, 14,350 have recovered and 1,165 people have died.
  • To date, 12 per cent of people were hospitalized, just under 3 per cent were admitted to intensive care and 7.5 per cent of people infected with the virus in Toronto have died.
  • Overall, most of the city’s COVID-19 infections are attributed to close contact with someone who was infected with the virus.
  • COVID-19 has had a greater impact on people facing health inequities and in lower-income households.
  • Median age of people infected is 44 and males and females have been affected relatively equally.

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