Ontario reported 166 new known coronavirus cases on Saturday, after a week of reporting low new infection numbers.
The province also reported two more deaths from the virus on Saturday, bringing Ontario’s coronavirus death toll to 2,748.
Ontario reporting 166 cases of COVID-19, a 0.4% increase,” said Ontario’s Minister of Health, Christine Elliot, on Twitter.”While a slight uptick over the past few days, 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are still reporting five or fewer cases, with 15 of them reporting no new cases. 47 of today’s cases are from Windsor-Essex.”
Ontario has now seen 37,440 total confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.
Today, Ontario is reporting 166 cases of #COVID19, a 0.4% increase. While a slight uptick over the past few days, 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are still reporting five or fewer cases, with 15 of them reporting no new cases. 47 of today’s cases are from Windsor-Essex.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) July 18, 2020
The province also reports 132 total new recoveries and conducting 29,000 tests since Friday.
In long-term care homes, there was an increase of two cases among residents for a total of 5,547 since the pandemic began. There were no new reported deaths of residents or staff, according to the province.
As the virus continues to circulate in the community, residents visiting a beach or park must continue to practice physical distancing and avoid crowding.
After crowds were seen at Toronto beaches, the city is reminding residents that bonfires, littering, and parties involving excessive alcohol are not permitted.
So far, officers have cautioned more than 3,700 people this month about physical distancing, alcohol, bonfires and littering bylaws.
And, on Thursday, the City received 55 complaints related to park use and physical distancing.