Ontario reports decrease in new coronavirus cases after rising numbers over the weekend

Jul 20 2020, 2:24 pm

The Province of Ontario confirmed there are 135 new known COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, with one more reported death from the illness.

The new cases are a decrease from the weekend, with Sunday’s 164 and Saturday’s 166.

Wednesday, July 15 saw 102 new cases, which was the lowest since March 25.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, locally 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases at all.

“Yesterday, the province processed nearly 21,000 tests,” she said.

There has been a total of 37,739 confirmed cases in Ontario to date, with 33,513 resolved, and a total of 2,752 coronavirus deaths, according to the province.

In long-term care homes, there have been 5,546 reported cases with 1,730 deaths among residents.

Government of Ontario

Ontario extended the province’s state of emergency until July 22.

On Friday July 17, 24 regions in Ontario entered Stage 3 of the reopening, which means people can go to bars, dine-in at restaurants, attend gyms and see live shows.

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

At the time, the GTA remains in Stage 2 of the province’s reopening.

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