Ontario reports 130 new COVID-19 cases

However, active cases in the province have dropped


Provincial public health officials have reported 130 new COVID-19 infections, a slight increase over the previous day.

However, active cases in Ontario have dropped.

“With 267 resolved, there are 137 fewer active cases in the province for a total of 1,462 currently active cases in Ontario,” tweeted Health Minister Christine Elliott. “Locally, 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases at all.”

Eighty of the active cases are among long-term care home residents and 143 are among long-term care home staff.

Saturday’s report brings the province’s total cases to 36,594. Of those cases, 32,422 – or 88.6 per cent – are resolved.

Six more people have died. To date, the virus has killed 2,716 people in Ontario.

There were 29,522 tests completed since yesterday and another 22,083 cases are under investigation.

The province confirmed 116 new infections on Friday and 170 new cases on Thursday. The spike was due to increased targeted testing on farms in the Windsor-Essex area.

Most of today’s new cases are concentrated in the Greater Toronto Area. There were 42 more cases in Toronto, 26 new cases found in Peel Region and 12 confirmed in York Region. Another 12 were confirmed in Windsor-Essex.

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Comments (1)

  • Sarah Mattok July 11, 2020 05:45 PM

    Your graphic shows a coronavirus blood test, which is not currently an approved test. Please consider changing to something more appropriate. We get people coming in for testing expecting blood tests because of images like this.

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