Ontario reports 135 new cases of COVID-19

The number is down after cases spiked above 160 on both days over the weekend

Provincial public health officials reported 135 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing Ontario’s total to 37,739.

The number is down after cases spiked above 160 on both days over the weekend.

“Locally, 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases at all,” Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted.

Thirty-five cases were in Peel Region, 26 were in Toronto, 21 were in Windsor-Essex and 20 were in Ottawa.

One more person has died since yesterday. The provincial death toll now stands at 2,752.

The number of patients in hospital has gone up to 115, with 37 in intensive care and 34 in intensive care on ventilators.

Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce later today whether not more jurisdictions in the province will move to stage 3 of the reopening plan.

Most of Ontario entered stage 3 on July 17. Toronto, the surrounding area and parts of Southern Ontario remain in stage 2.

Toronto’s updated COVID-19 numbers

Toronto Public Health has reported an increase of 107 cases since Friday, bringing the city’s total to 15,144.

There are now111 people in hospital, with 26 in intensive care

To date, 13,498 people have recovered from COVID-19, up by 121 since Friday.

Since the outbreak began, 1,137 have died from COVID-19 in Toronto.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated.


Comments (1)

  • Deborah July 20, 2020 08:27 PM

    It appears that opening bars has posed a problem in most cases. As we all know under the influence of alcohol everyone becomes less inhibited therefore, why expose humans to this very difficult situation.

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