Ontario reports the largest increase in new coronavirus cases since July

Aug 29 2020, 7:39 am

The province has confirmed 148 new known cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday morning, marking the eighth time in nine days cases have tested above 100.

This is the highest reported new case number since July 24, when the province counted 195.

There were also no deaths reported over the past 24 hours.

The new case numbers are an increase from Friday’s 122Thursday’s 118, Wednesday’s 88, Tuesday’s 100Monday’s 105Sunday’s 115Saturday’s 108, and down from Friday’s total of 131, which accounts for unreported cases from the previous day.

Health Minister Christine Elliot said locally, 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 reporting no new cases.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 42,083 total cases in Ontario, with 38,126
resolved and 2,809 deaths.

More to come.

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