Ontario reports slight decrease in new coronavirus cases but they remain above 100

Aug 19 2020, 7:11 am

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 102 new known COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday morning and one reported death.

Today’s cases are a decrease from Tuesday’s 125, but an increase from Monday’s 99, Sunday’s 81.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, locally 30 of the province’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 17 of them reporting no new cases.

And over 26,000 tests were processed from the previous day.

“Hospitalizations, ICU admissions and vented patients are all largely stable,” Elliot added.

There are currently 15 patients in ICU and 42 patients hospitalized.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 40,972 total cases, with 37,215 resolved and 2,792 reported deaths.

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