Ontario reports "uptick" in new coronavirus cases as they surpass 100

Aug 18 2020, 7:28 am

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 125 new known COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday morning, showing an “uptick” compared to recent days.

There are also four reported deaths.

Today’s cases are an increase from Monday’s 99, Sunday’s 81, and Saturday’s sudden spike of 106.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, the “uptick” in new cases over recent days is the result of  “localized increases with 17 cases in Peel, 27 in Toronto and 28 in Windsor-Essex.”

“Today, 27 of 34 PHUs are still reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases,” she said.

Yesterday, the province processed over 23,000 tests.

There are currently 15 patients in ICU and 41 patients hospitalized.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 40,870 total cases with 37,126 resolved and 2,793 reported deaths.

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