Ontario's new coronavirus cases jump to over 100 again

Aug 27 2020, 7:18 am

The province has confirmed 118 new known cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday morning, after reporting less than 100 yesterday for the first time in almost a week.

There was also one death reported, with 77 resolved cases.

The new case numbers are an increase from Wednesday’s 88, 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 Thursday.

According to the province, 36 of the cases are from Toronto, with 19 from Peel Region and 12 from Windsor-Essex, accounting for the majority of Thursday’s cases.

Health Minister Christine Elliot 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 reporting no new cases.

To date, 5,930 long-term care residents have contracted the virus with a reported 1,807 deaths.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 41,813 total cases in Ontario, with 37,940 resolved and 2,803 deaths.

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