Ontario reports slight increase in new coronavirus cases

Aug 17 2020, 7:23 am

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 99 new known COVID-19 cases as of Monday morning, and no newly reported deaths.

Today’s cases are a slight increase from Sunday’s 81 but a decrease from Saturday’s sudden spike of 106.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, locally 29 of 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 21 of them reporting no new cases.

And, over 25,000 tests were processed from the previous day.

There are currently 16 patients in ICU and 32 patients hospitalized, but 35 hospitals did not report their daily data. 

Since the pandemic began, there have been 40,745 total cases with 37,036 resolved and 2,789 reported deaths.

 

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