Ontario reports lowest new coronavirus cases since late March

Jul 15 2020, 7:26 am

The Province of Ontario confirmed there are 102 new known COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning, which are the lowest reported numbers since March 25, when the province confirmed 100 cases.

The new cases are a decrease from Tuesday’s 111Monday’s 116Sunday’s 129, and Saturday’s 130, as most of the province enters Stage 3 of reopening on Friday.

There were also nine new deaths from the illness reported on Wednesday.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, locally 31 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 19 of them reporting no new cases.

She added that there are 135 more resolved cases meaning there are 33 fewer active cases in Ontario as, “we continue to track a persistent decline in the number of active cases in the province.”

There has been a total of 37,052 confirmed cases in Ontario to date, with 32,920 resolved, and a total of 2,732 coronavirus deaths, according to the province.

In long-term care homes, there have been 5,545 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.

On Monday, Premier Doug Ford is announced that most of the province could enter Stage 3 of the reopening on Friday, July 17 at 12:01 am.

During this next stage, gatherings can increase to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.

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