Ontario reporting drop in new coronavirus cases on Thursday

Aug 13 2020, 2:25 pm

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 78 new COVID-19 cases, with no reported deaths, as of Thursday morning.

Today’s new cases are an decrease from Wednesday’s 95 but an increase from Tuesday’s 33, which were the lowest numbers since March 18, when the province reported just 23 cases.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, the updated numbers from the Toronto Public Health CORES system were not available.

“Yesterday, the province processed nearly 30,000 tests,” she said.

Elliot also said that hospitalizations declined again “as ICU admissions and vented patients remain stable.”

There are also 99 more resolved with the number of active cases in the province continuing to decline.

There are a total of 40,367 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.

Government of Ontario

On Wednesday and Tuesday, Toronto reported just eight new cases for each day.

And at the start of the week, Toronto Public Health’s COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard officially reached an overall status of “green” for the first time during the pandemic.

This means that the city is reaching its goal for virus spread and containment, laboratory testing, health system capacity, and public health system capacity.

To date in Toronto, there are 15,548 with 14,117 recovered and 1,163 reported deaths.

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