Ontario reports 148 new COVID-19 cases

The province confirms the highest daily increase in new infections since July 24


Ontario reported 148 new cases of COVID-19 on August 29, the highest daily increase since July 24.

Labs in the province processed more than 32,100 tests since yesterday.

More than half of today’s new cases are in the Greater Toronto Area. Toronto confirmed 41 new infections, Peel Region had 32 and York and Durham each had seven.

“Locally, 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 reporting no new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted.

The province has recorded daily increases above 100 in eight of the past 9 days.

On Friday, public health officials reported 122 new cases, 118 on Thursday, 88 cases on Wednesday, 100 on Tuesday and 105 on Monday.

No new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours and another 103 cases resolved.

Ontario’s total case count now stands at 42,083, with 38,126 – or 90.6 per cent – resolved.

There are 51 patients in hospital, including 17 in intensive care and five on ventilators.

Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases on August 29

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

Toronto = 41

Peel Region = 32

Ottawa = 20

Windsor-Essex = 19

Durham = 7

York = 7

Waterloo = 7

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