Ontario reports a slight decrease in new coronavirus cases

Aug 24 2020, 7:26 am

The province has confirmed 105 new known cases of COVID-19 as of Monday morning, the fourth day in a row of reporting over 100 cases.

Ontario also reported one new death, with 78 cases resolved.

The new case numbers are a slight decrease from Sunday’s 115Saturday’s 108 reported cases, and down from Friday’s total of 131, which accounts for unreported cases from the previous day.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, locally 30 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 19 reporting no new cases.

The province also processed 18,800 tests from the previous day.

To date, 5,924 residents in long-term care homes have contracted the virus with 1,804 reported deaths.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 41,508 total cases in Ontario, with 37,673 recovered and 2,798 deaths.

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