Ontario records fewer than 100 new COVID-19 cases for third day in a row

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TORONTO – Ontario health officials are reporting fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19 for a third day in a row. Provincial health officials on Wednesday confirmed 86 new cases of the novel coronavirus after 88 were reported on Monday and 91 on Tuesday.

The three days of lower case counts come after a peak last weekend, when more than 100 cases were reported on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Last week, the province recorded fewer than 100 cases for the first time since the end of March, and this week’s numbers continue the momentum so far.

The province also reported zero new deaths from the disease on Wednesday.

The total number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ontario now stands at 39,714, including 2,782 deaths and 35,747 recoveries.

The majority of Wednesday’s COVID-19 patients are between the ages of 20 and 59. According to the province’s epidemiological report, 54 of the cases were found in this demographic group.

The report said 14 of the new cases were in people over the age of 60, and 16 of them were 19 or younger.

Where are the new COVID-19 cases?

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said 29 of the province’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer new cases of the disease on Tuesday, with 22 of them reporting no new cases .

Among the new cases reported on Wednesday, 11 of the new cases were detected in Peel Region, 10 in York Region, 18 in Toronto and two in Windsor-Essex, an area struggling with outbreaks among migrants. workers.

Other regions that reported more than 10 new coronavirus patients on Wednesday included Ottawa (16) and Chatham-Kent (14).

On Friday, Peel Region and Toronto moved to Stage 3 of the province’s economic reopening plan.

Windsor-Essex is the only region in Ontario to remain in Stage 2.

There are 66 people currently being treated for COVID-19 in a hospital. Of these patients, 30 are in the intensive care unit and 15 are breathing using a ventilator.

Test of COVID-19 in Ontario

More than 2.2 million COVID-19 tests have been performed in Ontario since the virus arrived in Ontario at the end of January.

In the past 24 hours, just over 17,000 tests have been performed.

As of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, 16,407 test samples are still under investigation.

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