Ontario reports lowest COVID-19 case count in two weeks

Jul 26 2021, 2:20 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 119 new COVID-19 cases and three virus-related deaths on Monday morning.

Today’s cases are lower than Sunday’s 172, Saturday’s 170, Friday’s 192, Thursday’s 185, Wednesday’s 135, and Tuesday’s 127.

Of the newly announced cases, 22 are in Toronto, 15 are in Hamilton, 14 are in the Region of Waterloo, and 13 are in Peel Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 11,900 tests were completed, and 19,018,393 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.

Ontario has been in Step 3 of the provincial COVID-19 reopening plan since July 16.

The province will stay in the step for at least 21 days or until key public health indicators are met. These include having 75% of Ontarians aged 12 and over fully vaccinated.

Dr. Kieran Moore, the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has said that once those benchmarks are met, the “vast majority” of public health and workplace safety measures can be lifted.

To date, Ontario has seen 549,447 COVID-19 cases and 9,316 deaths.

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