Ontario reports 108 new COVID-19 cases

Toronto and Peel Region recorded the most new cases in the past 24 hours


Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases increased above the 100 mark, but the province recorded a slight drop over the previous day.

On August 22, public health officials reported 108 new cases of the virus, down from 131 on Friday.

A day earlier, the case count also included data that 11 public health units were unable to report earlier in the week.

Ontario has now had 41,287 COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began. Ninety more cases are resolved, bringing the total number of recoveries to 37,487.

One more person has died since yesterday. To date, the virus has killed 2,797 people in Ontario.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 27 of the province’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer COVID-19 cases and 16 reported no new cases.

Toronto and Peel Region reported the most new cases, with 25 each.

Labs processed more than 28,000 tests in the past 24 hours and nearly 18,000 cases are under investigation.

There are 40 patients in hospital, with 13 in intensive care and seven in intensive care on ventilators.

Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases on August 21:

The following regions reported more than five COVID-19 cases yesterday.

Peel Region = 25

Toronto = 25

Ottawa = 14

City of Hamilton = 9

Durham Region = 7

York Region = 6

Brant County = 6

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