Ontario Marks First Week With Less Than 100 New COVID-19 Cases Per Day

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Ontario reported a seventh consecutive day of fewer than 100 new COVID-19 infections, including 79 on Sunday, as well as two new deaths.

“Locally, 30 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting fewer than five cases, and 18 of them are not reporting any new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter .

The province reported 70 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, 88 on Friday, 95 on Thursday and 88 on Wednesday.

She said 148 more patients have recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, which means the remaining active cases in Ontario have fallen by 71.

Laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus since January surpassed 40,000 on Sunday, with a total of 40,046 detected since January 25.

Officials said a total of 2,786 people had died from the virus since March.

More than 36,279 people have recovered from the virus, with 981 active cases remaining.

Provincial labs produced about 28,000 test samples in the past 24 hours, up from 26,000 on Saturday.

The tests generated a positivity rate of 0.28%.

The continuing decline in the growth of new cases in Ontario prompted Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr David Williams to say last week that he believed there was a possibility that the growth of new cases could fall below 50 cases. per day in August.

Fifty-six percent of those newly infected were under the age of 40.

The Region of Peel reported 17 new cases; York Region has reported 9 new cases, while Toronto has reported 25 new cases.

Occupancy data for Ontario hospitals was incomplete for Sunday.

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