Ontario's new coronavirus numbers remain above 100

Aug 28 2020, 7:38 am

The province has confirmed 122 new known cases of COVID-19 as of Friday morning, marking the seventh time in eight days cases have tested above 100.

There were also six more deaths reported, with 83 resolved cases.

The new case numbers are an increase from Thursday’s 118, 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, 32 of the cases are from Toronto, with 15 from Peel Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliot said locally, 29 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 17 reporting no new cases.

And a total of 31,800 tests were completed from the previous day.

To date, 5,932 long-term care residents have contracted the virus with a reported 1,814 deaths.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 41,935 total cases in Ontario, with 38,023 resolved and 2,809 deaths.

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