Ontario reports under 200 new coronavirus cases after Tuesday's spike

Jul 22 2020, 7:24 am

The Province of Ontario confirmed there are 165 new known COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning, with two more reported death from the illness.

The new cases are an decrease from Tuesday’s 203 —which reported the highest numbers in almost a month.

But today’s case are an increase from Monday’s 135, and 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 34 public health units are reporting 5 or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases.

Specifically, Ottawa is adding 33 cases, with 25 in Peel and 39 in Windsor-Essex.

And, just over 50% of today’s cases are under the age of 40.

“With 207 resolved, there are 42 fewer active cases in Ontario. Yesterday, the province processed nearly 24,000 COVID tests,” Elliot said. 

On Monday, Premier Doug Ford announced that seven more regions could enter Stage 3 on Friday, July 24, which means people can go to bars, dine-in at restaurants, attend gyms and see live shows.

At this time, Toronto, Peel and Windsor-Essex remain in Stage 2 of the province’s reopening.

There has been a total of 38,107 confirmed cases in Ontario to date, with 33,812 resolved, and a total of 2,755 coronavirus deaths, according to the province.

In long-term care homes, there have been 5,877 reported cases with 1,788 deaths among residents.

Government of Ontario

Ontario extended the province’s state of emergency until July 22, with emergency orders extended until July 29

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