Ontario reports above 150 new coronavirus cases for second day in a row

Sep 6 2020, 7:26 am

The province has confirmed 158 new known cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday morning, a slight dip from Saturday that saw the highest daily totals in six weeks.

There have also been two additional coronavirus-related deaths reported.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, the province has processed over 29,000 tests, 400 more than the day before. Toronto is reporting 49 new cases, with 44 in Peel, 21 in Ottawa, and 16 in York Region.

“Locally, 29 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 20 of them reporting no new cases,” said Elliot.

The cases follow a week that has seen daily totals stay over 100 including Saturday’s 169 cases, which was the highest since July 24. Earlier on Friday 148 cases were reportedThursday saw 132, and Wednesday had 133 reported cases.

There has been a total of 43,161 coronavirus cases to date, with 38,958 resolved and 2,813 reported deaths.

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