Ontario reports lowest new coronavirus cases in over 10 days

Jul 7 2020, 7:26 am

The Province of Ontario confirmed there are 112 new known COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning, and two new deaths from the illness.

The numbers are less than Monday’s 154, which reported no new deaths, and Sunday’s 138.

Friday, June 26, saw the lowest new cases at 111 in over three months.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, there is a 0.3% increase and a return to day-over-day increases seen in March.

Locally, 23 of the province’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 23 of them reporting no new cases at all.

And, 177 cases have been resolved since the previous report.

There has been a total of 36,060 confirmed cases in Ontario to date, with 31,603 resolved, and a total of 2,691 coronavirus deaths, according to the Province.

In long-term care homes, there have been 5,516 reported cases with 1,717 deaths among residents.

Government of Ontario

On June 27, 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 said it is hopeful it will not need to be extended again.

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