Ontario reports fewer than 100 new COVID-19 cases for first time in six days

The majority of today's 88 new infections are three regions, including Toronto and Peel


Ontario reported 88 new cases of COVID-19 on August 26, a slight dip over the previous day.

The increase marks the first time in six days that numbers have dropped back to double digits.

The province confirmed 100 new infections on Tuesday, 105 on Monday, 115 on Sunday and 108 on Saturday.

“Locally, 29 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 20 reporting no new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said. “There are 115 more resolved cases today.”

Two more people have died since yesterday, bringing the province’s death toll to 2,802.

More than two-thirds of today’s new cases are in three jurisdictions. Toronto confirmed 23 new infections, Peel Region had 22 and Ottawa recorded 16.

York Region and Southwestern were the only other regions to report more than five new COVID-19 cases, with seven each.

Medical labs completed nearly 22,000 tests in the past 24 hours and another 20,700 cases are under investigation.

There are 43 patients in hospital – though today’s data indicates one hospital may have over or under-reported. There are 15 people in intensive care and 10 people on ventilators.

Ontario’s total case count is 41,695. Of those cases, 37,863 are resolved.

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