Toronto reports under 10 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday

Aug 11 2020, 1:46 pm

Toronto is reporting eight new COVID-19 cases, as of Tuesday afternoon, with no new deaths.

According to Toronto Public Health, this brings the total to 15,540 with 14,096 recovered and 1,163 reported deaths.

The health agency noted that there are 19 new recoveries in Tuesday’s report, but the “total recoveries reflects the removal of 34 previously confirmed cases, identified through data quality assurance work.”

And, there are 69 patients currently hospitalized.

While, the new case count is low, the lowest in months was on July 28 when one new patient with the virus was reported.

Earlier on Tuesday, the province confirmed just 33 new COVID-19 cases, which is the lowest since March 18, when Ontario reported 23.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, Tuesday’s new numbers “includes routine data clean-up by Toronto Public Health, which removed 21 cases, such as duplicates, that had previously been included in daily case counts.”

The province processed over 21,500 tests yesterday, Elliott said.

“With 75 more resolved, we continue to see a persistent decline in the number of active cases in the province,” she added.

There are a total of 40,194 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.

On Monday, the Toronto Public Health’s COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard officially reached an overall status of “green” for the first time during the pandemic.

This means that the city is reaching its goal for virus spread and containment, laboratory testing, health system capacity, and public health system capacity.

Toronto had 18 more coronavirus cases reported on August 10.

The current seven day moving average of new cases in the city is 21.

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