Ontario reports over 100 new coronavirus cases for second day in a row

Aug 1 2020, 7:33 am

The Province of Ontario confirmed there are 124 new known COVID-19 cases and two more deaths related to the illness on Saturday morning

This is a decline from Friday’s 134 cases, which was a surge from Thursday’s 89 new cases and Wednesday’s 76 new cases, the lowest reported figure since the end of March. The city also saw 111 cases on Tuesday.

“Locally, 28 of 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases. There are 163 more resolved cases today.,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

Elliott added that hospitalizations continue to decline, with fewer patients in ICU and on ventilators today as well.

There are a total of 39,333 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date, according to the province.

The numbers follow as the Toronto and Peel regions began their entry into Stage 3 of the economic reopening on Friday.

According to the Ford government, this decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local medical officers of health and is based on positive local trends of key public health indicators, including lower transmission of COVID-19, ongoing hospital capacity, public health capacity to conduct rapid case and contact management, and a significant increase in testing.

For regions in Stage 3, gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 50 people indoors and a maximum of 100 people outdoors, with physical distancing in place.

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