Ontario reports under 100 new coronavirus cases for fifth day in a row

Aug 7 2020, 7:04 am

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 88 new COVID-19 cases as of Friday morning, marking the fifth day in a row that cases have been below 100.

There were no new deaths reported in relation to the virus.

Friday’s new cases are a slight decrease from Thursday’s 95Wednesday’s 86Tuesday’s 91, and the same as Monday’s 88.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, there is a “persistent decline in active cases” as 118 cases were resolved.

“Locally, 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases with 18 of them reporting no new cases at all,” she said. “Yesterday, the province processed over 25,000 tests.”

There are a total of 39,897 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.

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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