Ontario reports decrease in new coronavirus cases, processes nearly 30k tests

Jul 25 2020, 7:21 am

The Province of Ontario confirmed there are 138 new known COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning, and one death as a result of the virus.

The new cases shows a decrease from Friday, when 195 cases were reported, which was an increase from Thursday’s 103, and Wednesday’s 165, but under 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, 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases. Ottawa is reporting 28 cases with Windsor-Essex reporting 33.

“Like yesterday, 66% of today’s new cases are under the age of 40,” said Elliot.

Government of Ontario

She also said that nearly 30,000 tests were processed on Friday, adding “we’ve reached another milestone” in regards to the testing numbers.

The province has now processed over 2 million tests since the pandemic started.

On Friday seven more regions entered Stage 3, 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.

 

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