Ontario reports 118 new COVID-19 cases

The number of cases in the province remains stable

Provincial public health officials have reported another 118 COVID-19 cases, a slight increase over the previous day.

“Locally, 30 of Ontario’s 34 [public health units] are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases at all as much of the province continues to avoid outbreaks or spikes in cases well into Stage 2,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a tweet.

There were 112 new infections on Tuesday, 154 reported on Monday, 138 reported on Sunday and 121 recorded on Saturday.

Most of the new cases are in the Greater Toronto Area. Toronto reported 50 new infections, Peel Region logged 27 and York Region has 13.

Elliott called today’s case count “largely stable” and added that 202 more cases are now considered resolved, meaning there are 84 fewer active cases in Ontario.

The province’s total cases now stand at 36,178. Of those cases, 87.9 per cent are resolved.

Nine more people have died since yesterday. To date, the virus has killed 2,700 people in Ontario.

Testing capacity went up, with nearly 23,000 tests completed since yesterday when 15,000 tests were carried out.

The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital is 123, with 35 in intensive care and 26 in intensive care on ventilators.

The data is accurate as of 2 pm on July 7.


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