No deaths reported as new coronavirus case numbers hold steady in Ontario

Aug 23 2020, 7:42 am

The province has confirmed 115 new known cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday morning, the third day in a row of reporting over 100 cases.

Ontario also reported no new deaths, with 108 cases resolved.

The new case numbers are a slight increase from Saturday’s 108 reported cases, but down from Friday’s total of 131, which accounts for unreported cases from the previous day. Thursday’s 76 cases did not include updated data from 11 public health units, while Wednesday saw 102 cases added.

“Locally, 29 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 13 of them reporting no new cases,” Minister of Health Christine Elliot said on Twitter.

Despite the numbers remaining over the 100 mark, Elliot said they only account for a 0.3% increase in daily cases. Besides the incomplete totals on Thursday, Monday’s 99 cases were the lowest reported in the province all week.

Ontario also reportedly processed over coronavirus 23,300 tests.

In long-term care homes, two new cases were added, effecting one resident and one member of staff.

Forty-one people are currently in hospital due to the coronavirus, with 11 patients in the ICU, and six on a ventilator.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 41,402 total cases in Ontario, with 37,595 recovered and 2,797 reported deaths.

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