Ontario continues to report under 200 new coronavirus cases

Jul 3 2020, 7:21 am

The Province of Ontario confirmed two more COVID-19 related deaths and 165 new cases of the illness on Friday morning.

The numbers are slightly more than Thursday’s 153Wednesday’s 149, and Tuesday’s 157.

Monday’s 257, marked the first time in almost a week that the numbers were over 200 since last June 23 saw 216 cases. But, Friday, June 26 saw the lowest new cases at 111 in over three months.

According to Minister of Health Christine Elliot, locally 31 of the province’s 34 public health units — every unit except Toronto, Peel, and York — are reporting five or fewer cases, with 14 of them reporting no new cases at all.

She added that with 179 more resolved, there are 14 fewer active known cases in Ontario.

The Province also completed over 24,000 tests from the previous day.

There has been a total of 35,535 confirmed cases in Ontario to date, with 30,909 resolved, and a total of 2,682 coronavirus deaths, according to the Province.

In long-term care homes, there have been 5,508 reported cases with 1,712 deaths among residents.

Government of Ontario

On Saturday, the province extended its emergency orders until July 10, although it has removed certain restrictions for Stage 2 indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities.

Ontario has also extended its state of emergency until July 15 and is hopeful it will not need to be extended again.