Ontario's new coronavirus cases dip below 200 once again

Jun 30 2020, 7:30 am

The Province of Ontario confirmed seven more COVID-19 related deaths and 157 new known cases of the illness on Tuesday morning.

This is a 100 cases decrease from Monday’s 257, which marked the first time in almost a week that the numbers were over 200, last Tuesday, June 23 saw 216.

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

According to Minister of Health Christine Elliott, 99 of Tuesday’s cases, or 63% are from Toronto Peel and York.

And, locally, 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases with fully 22 of them reporting no new cases at all.

She also noted that while there are only 17 new cases reported in Windsor-Essex, testing of temporary workers is ongoing as “we continue to implement our three-point plan to find and resolve outbreaks. Increased testing in the region may identify additional cases in the coming days.”

The previous day’s 257 count, mainly came from Windsor-Essex region.

According to Elliot, overall hospitalizations, ICU admission and vented patients continue to decline.

There were 23,759 tests completed from the previous day, which is less than Monday’s 27,000.

The province says there has been a total of 35,068 confirmed cases in Ontario to date, with 30,344 resolved.

Since the last report, there has also been 148 resolved cases.

To date, there have been 2,672 deaths.

In long-term care homes, there have been 5,473 reported cases with 1,710 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.

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