Ontario reported 116 new known coronavirus cases Sunday, the third day in a row this week the province has discovered more than 100 new cases per day.
New case numbers this week (since Monday, July 27) have ranged between 76 and 134 new infections. Sunday’s new case count is down slightly from Saturday’s 124 new cases and from Friday’s 134 new cases.
There are now 1,312 active infections in Ontario, and the illness currently has 72 people in hospital. Windsor-Essex has the highest number of active infections in the province at 263, followed by Toronto with 157, then Peel with 142, and York Region with 59.
One more person died from the illness in the past 24 hours, bringing Ontario’s death toll to 2,778.
Ontario processed another 30,000 test in the previous day, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott. She added that 16 of the province’s local public health units didn’t report any new cases at all Sunday.
Today, Ontario is reporting 116 cases of #COVID19, a 0.3% increase as the province once again processed over 30,000 tests. Locally, 27 of 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases. There are 122 more resolved.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) August 2, 2020
Ontario has now seen 39,449 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.