Ontario's coronavirus totals drop back below 100

Aug 16 2020, 7:32 am

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 81 new known COVID-19 cases as of Sunday morning, with no new deaths.

Today’s cases are a return to the double-digit figures seen for most of the week, after a sudden spike on Saturday to 106. Friday’s number came in at 92 coronavirus cases, and Thursday saw 78 cases — which did not include data from Toronto Public Health.

Tuesday’s 33 new cases were the lowest numbers since March 18, when the province reported just 23 cases, however, Monday reported a total of 115.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, Sunday’s numbers account for a 0.2% increase.

“Locally, 31 of the province’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 17 of them reporting no new cases,” she wrote on Twitter.

Ontario also reports conducting 23,800 tests over the past 24 hours.

There are currently 37 patients hospitalized, with 18 in the ICU, and nine on a ventilator, though 40 hospitals did not report this weekend.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 40,646 total cases in the province with 36,953 now marked resolved.

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