Ontario reports 138 new cases of COVID-19 as testing passes 2 million mark

The total has dipped from the previous day's high of 195 as the province hits a new testing benchmark


Ontario public health officials reported 138 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, July 25 – a 0.4 per cent rise in cases overall.

That’s a dip from the day before, which saw the daily cases nearly double in one day up to 195.

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott announced on Twitter that 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 of those units reporting no new cases.

Similar to yesterday’s new cases, 66 per cent of new cases are under the age of 40.

With nearly 30,000 tests processed since the previous day, the province has hit a milestone: More than 2 million COVID-19 tests have been processed since the pandemic started. The current number of completed tests sits at 2,018,813.

“Testing will remain a critical part of our plan to defeat this virus,” Elliott wrote.

Ontario reported one new death from COVID-19 on July 25, bringing the total up to 2,759.

There are currently 97 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province. Of those hospitalized, 30 are in intensive care and 21 are on ventilators. Those numbers all mark declines from the previous day.

The cumulative case count in Ontario is now 38,543, with 34,240 cases resolved.

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