The Province of Ontario has confirmed 106 new COVID-19 cases as of Saturday morning, the highest reported figures since Monday, along with one death.
Today’s new cases are an increase from a week of mostly low confirmed infections. Friday’s number came in at 92 coronavirus cases, Thursday saw 78 cases — which did not include data from Toronto Public Health — and Wednesday had 95.
According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, the numbers account for a 0.3% increase, “with over 30,000 tests processed as our positivity rate remains low,” she wrote on Twitter.
Today, Ontario is reporting 106 cases of #COVID19, a 0.3% increase with over 30,000 tests processed as our positivity rate remains low. Locally, 27 of the province’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) August 15, 2020
According to the minister, 27 of the province’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases.
“Hospitalizations continue to decline with ICU admissions and vented patients remaining largely stable,” Elliott added.
In Ontario, there have been 40,565 confirmed cases recorded with 2,789 deaths. Currently, 36,873 cases have been marked resolved.
In long-term care homes, there is one new infection, bringing the total cases in those facilities to 5,905, with no new deaths.