Ontario reports over 100 new cases of coronavirus

Aug 15 2020, 7:27 am

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.

Tuesday’s 33 new cases were the lowest numbers since March 18, when the province reported just 23 cases, however, Monday reported a total of 115.

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.

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.

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In long-term care homes, there is one new infection, bringing the total cases in those facilities to 5,905, with no new deaths.

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