Ontario reports drop in new coronavirus numbers with just over 100 cases

Jul 23 2020, 2:20 pm

The Province of Ontario confirmed there are 103 new known COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning, with no more reported deaths from the illness.

The new cases are an significant decrease from Wednesday’s 165,  Tuesday’s 203 —which reported the highest numbers in almost a month.

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 fully 21 of them reporting no new cases.

And, Ottawa is down to 14 cases with Windsor-Essex reporting 23.

Elliot added that Ontario processed 26,001 coronavirus tests from the previous day, “as we continue to lead the country in daily testing.”

“With 151 more restocked, there are 48 fewer active cases in the province,” she 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 38,210 confirmed cases in Ontario to date, with 33,963 resolved, and a total of 2,755 coronavirus deaths, according to the province.

Government of Ontario

In long-term care homes, there have been 5,877 reported cases with 1,789 deaths among residents.

On July 24 the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 will come into force, giving the Ford government access to keeping some emergency powers for up to a year.

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