Ontario reports 164 new coronavirus cases alongside three deaths

Jul 19 2020, 2:53 pm

Ontario is reporting 164 new known coronavirus cases since Saturday, a slight drop from the last reporting period..

The figure is down from Saturday’s 164 cases, but well above 111 cases reported on Friday, and 81 on Thursday.

The province also reported three more deaths from the virus over the past 24-hours, bringing Ontario’s coronavirus death toll to 2,751.

“Today, Ontario is reporting 164 cases of COVID-19, a 0.4% increase,” said Ontario’s Minister of Health, Christine Elliot, on Twitter.”Locally, 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 15 of them reporting no new cases at all. 37 of today’s cases are from Windsor-Essex with 48 from the Peel region.”

Ontario has now seen 37,604 total confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.

The province also reports 113 total new resolved cases.

In long-term care homes, there was an increase of two cases among residents for a total of 5,549 since the pandemic began. There were no new reported deaths of residents or staff, according to the province.

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As the virus continues to circulate in the community, residents visiting a beach or park must continue to practice physical distancing and avoid crowding.

After crowds were seen at Toronto beaches, the city is reminding residents that bonfires, littering, and parties involving excessive alcohol are not permitted.

So far, officers have cautioned more than 3,700 people this month about physical distancing, alcohol, bonfires and littering bylaws.

And, on Thursday, the city received 55 complaints related to park use and physical distancing.

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