Ontario reports 122 new COVID-19 cases, six more deaths

Toronto, Peel and Ottawa continue to record the most new infections


Ontario reported 122 new cases of COVID-19 on August 28, a slight uptick over the previous day.

The increase marks the second straight day the province’s new infections have risen above 100.

On Thursday, public health officials reported 118 new cases. There were 88 cases on Wednesday, 100 on Tuesday, 105 on Monday and 115 on Sunday.

Medical labs in the province processed 31,823 tests in the past day. Around 30,500 cases are under investigation.

“Locally, 29 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 17 reporting no new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

Another six people have died, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,809.

The number of patients in hospital has risen from 48 to 61 in the past 24 hours. There are 18 people in intensive care and 12 on ventilators.

Eighty-three cases have recovered since yesterday. Of Ontario’s total 41,935 COVID-19 cases, 38,023 – or 90.7 per cent – are resolved.

Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases on August 28:

The following regions reported more than five COVID-19 cases:

Toronto = 32

Peel Region = 27

Ottawa = 17

York Region = 15

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