COVID-19: Ontario reports slight increase in new virus cases

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The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario increased by 166, the province said on Saturday, a 50% increase from the previous day.

The number of new daily cases in the province fluctuates, but fell below 170 each day during the month of July.

On Saturday, the province also reported two new deaths from the virus, bringing the total number of deaths from COVID-19 to 2,748.

There have been 37,440 cases of the illness in Ontario, of which 33,294 have been resolved.

On Saturday, Ottawa reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths in the past 24 hours.

The death toll from COVID-19 in Ottawa remains at 263.

At 2 p.m. Friday, five people were hospitalized in Ottawa, and none in intensive care. Public health officials said there were 90 active cases in the city and 1,855 cases that have been resolved.

Most of the province, including Ottawa, has moved into the third stage of the reopening plan, which allows bars, restaurants, theaters, gymnasiums and many other businesses to reopen with limits on the number of people interior and physical distance in place.

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