Ontario continues to report under 200 coronavirus cases over the past two days

Jul 2 2020, 7:31 am

The Province of Ontario confirmed 149 new known cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, and 153 on Thursday, after not reporting on Canada Day.

The numbers are slightly less than 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.

Four more coronavirus-related deaths were reported for Thursday.

According to Minister of Health Christine Elliott, across both days, there are an additional 386 resolved, resulting in 84 fewer active cases.

And on Thursday, 29 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with fully 23 of them reporting no new cases at all.

“Windsor-Essex added 20 new cases over the past two days as we’ve continued targeted testing across multiple farms,” Elliot said.

She added that over the past two days, the province has processed over 50,000 tests as the province nears the 1.5 million mark for total tests processed since the start of the pandemic.

The province says there has been a total of 35,370 confirmed cases in Ontario to date, with 30,730 resolved. To date, there have been 2,680 coronavirus deaths.

In long-term care homes, there have been 5,488 reported cases with 1,712 deaths among residents.

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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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