Ontario reports under 100 new coronavirus cases for first time in a week

Aug 26 2020, 7:19 am

The province has confirmed 88 new known cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday morning, which is the first time in almost a week Ontario is reporting under 100 patients.

And, two more deaths were reported, with 115 resolved cases.

The new case numbers are a decrease from Tuesday’s 100Monday’s 105Sunday’s 115Saturday’s 108, and down from Friday’s total of 131, which accounts for unreported cases from the previous day, which counted 76 cases on the Thursday.

According to the province, 23 of the cases are from Toronto, with 22 from Peel Region accounting for the majority of Wednesday’s cases.

Health Minister Christine Elliot added that 22,000 tests were processed from the previous day and that 29 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are. reporting five or fewer cases, with 20 reporting no new cases.

To date, 5,927 long-term care residents have contracted the virus with a reported 1,805 deaths.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 41,695 total cases in Ontario, with 37,863 resolved and 2,802 deaths.

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