Ontario continues to see decline in number of active coronavirus cases

Aug 6 2020, 7:13 am

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 95 new COVID-19 cases as of Thursday morning, marking the fourth day in a row that cases have been below 100.

There is also one confirmed death.

Thursday’s new cases are a slight increase from Wednesday’s 86Tuesday’s 91, Monday’s 88, but a decrease from Sunday’s 116, Saturday’s 124, and Friday’s 134.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, Ontario continues to see a “persistent decline in the number of active cases.”

There are 159 more resolved from the previous report, with 26,000 tests processed.

Elliot added that locally 29 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 15 of them reporting no new cases.

To date, there has been a total of 39,809 cases with 35,906 recovered and 2,783 reported deaths.

Government of Ontario

And, the age group with the most cases is the 20 to 39-year-old demographic with 12,224 cases. The second group being 40 to 59, with 11,962 and third being 60 to 79 with 7,218 cases.

On July 31, Toronto and Peel entered Stage 3 of reopening.

Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa said the public health unit will be monitoring closely how the next stage impacts virus spread.

For regions in Stage 3, gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 50 people indoors and a maximum of 100 people outdoors, with physical distancing in place.

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