Ontario reporting over 100 new coronavirus cases for second day in a row

Aug 22 2020, 7:44 am

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 108 new known COVID-19 cases as of Saturday morning, the second day in a row of reporting over 100 cases.

There has also been one death, and 90 cases have been marked resolved.

The numbers are down from Friday’s totals of 131, which accounts for cases from the previous day. Thursday’s 76 reported coronavirus cases did not include updated data from 11 public health units, and Wednesday added 102 new cases, while Tuesday saw 125.

“Locally, 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases at all,” Minister of Health Christine Elliot said on Twitter.

Despite the numbers remaining over the 100 mark, Elliot said they only account for a 0.3% increase in daily cases. Besides the incomplete totals on Thursday, Monday’s 99 cases were the lowest reported in the province all week.

Ontario also reportedly processed over 29,000 tests, 1,000 more than the day before.

In long-term care homes, only one new case was added, with no new known staff infections or deaths.

Forty people are currently in hospital due to the coronavirus, with 13 patients in the ICU, and seven on a ventilator.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 41,287 total cases in Ontario, with 37,487 recovered and 2,797 reported deaths.

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