Ontario sees steady number of new coronavirus cases

Jul 26 2020, 4:51 pm

Ontario reported almost the same number of new known coronavirus cases on Sunday compared to Saturday.

The province announced 137 new cases Sunday, in line with the 138 new cases announced Saturday.

The two days of relatively similar new case numbers come after a week of variability. Tuesday saw 203 new cases, the highest number in almost a month. But Thursday saw only 103 new cases.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, most of Ontario’s local health units (27 out of 34) reported five or fewer new cases Sunday. Fourteen of the health units have no new cases at all Sunday.

Some notable exceptions are Ottawa, which reported 26 new cases, and Windsor-Essex, which reported 25 new cases.

The majority of Sunday’s new cases (58%) are in people under 40, Elliott said.

The province processed 26,000 tests in the last 24 hours.

Ontario has now seen more than 38,000 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, although new daily cases are down from their peak when the province was reporting more than 500 new cases per day in April.

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