Ontario reports 111 new COVID-19 cases, one death

The downward trend in new infections continues as much of the province prepares to enter stage 3


Provincial public health officials have confirmed another 111 new COVID-19 cases.

The single-day increase sees the downward trend in new infections continuing. Ontario reported 116 cases yesterday, 129 cases on Sunday, 130 on Saturday and 116 cases on Friday.

“Locally, 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with fully 21 of them reporting no new cases at all,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a tweet. “With 122 more resolved, there are 11 fewer active cases in the province.”

The majority of today’s cases are concentrated around the Greater Toronto Area. Peel Region confirmed 38 cases, Toronto reported 14 and York Region added 17. Ottawa also reported 10 and Windsor-Essex logged 15.

The total number of cases in Ontario is now 36,950. Of those, 32,785 – or 88.7 per cent – are resolved.

One person has died since yesterday. To date, the virus has killed 2,723 people in Ontario.

There were 16,744 tests completed since yesterday and another 13,918 cases are under investigation.

Seven more patients were admitted to hospital since yesterday. The total number of patients in hospital is 137, with 30 in intensive care and 21 in intensive care on ventilators.

The low numbers of have led the government to move much of Ontario into stage three of the reopening plan

On July 17, dine-in restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theatres, casinos, playground will be allowed to restart everywhere except the GTA and other parts of Southern Ontario.

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