Ontario reports dip in new coronavirus cases

Jul 13 2020, 7:17 am

The Province of Ontario confirmed there are 116 new known COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, and three new deaths from the illness.

The numbers are a decrease from the weekend with Sunday’s 129 and Saturday’s 130.

Friday, June 26, saw the lowest new cases at 111 in over three months.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, locally 29 of the province’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 21 of them reporting no new cases at all.

And, the number of COVID-19 patients receiving care in hospital has dropped “significantly from the highs of over 1,000 reported in May.”

Also, ICU admissions and vented patients have also seen a decline since the peak of this pandemic.

Elliot added that, “having seen a continued decline in the number of new COVID-19 cases as the province entered Stage 2, and with hospitalizations being at all-time lows, today we’re providing details about Stage 3 of our plan to continue the safe and gradual reopening the province.” 

There are 129 resolved cases from the previous report.

There has been a total of 36,839 confirmed cases in Ontario to date, with 32,668 resolved, and a total of 2,722 coronavirus deaths, according to the province.

In long-term care homes, there have been 5,540 reported cases with 1,730 deaths among residents.

Government of Ontario

Ontario extended the province’s state of emergency until July 22. The current state of emergency is set to expire on July 15.

Premier Doug Ford is also set to announced plans for Stage 3 of the reopening today.

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