Another sub 100 day for new COVID cases

Elias Hubbard
August 1, 2020

For the second straight day, the province of Ontario is reporting fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19.

Ontario now has 84 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 (down by seven from the previous day), with 27 patients in an intensive care unit (down by one) and 16 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by one).

There are four new cases of COVID-19 in the 20-29 age group; three new cases in the 30-39 age group; only one new cases among the 60-69 cohort; no new cases for those between 60 and 79, as well as in people over 90; and one new case among 80-89 year olds. One more fatality was also announced, increasing the death toll to 2,769.

This is a small jump from Wednesday's low of 76 new cases, the lowest reported figure since the end of March. Toronto reported 10, while Peel Region had 12 new cases.

Manitoba reported two more cases of coronavirus, with six people now in hospital due to the virus, four of them in intensive care.

Health authorities said no new deaths tied to the virus were recorded.

"While public health trends across the province are positive, we continue to closely monitor Windsor-Essex so that we can move the community into Stage 3 when the time is right".

No new cases were reported in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador nor any of the territories. No additional deaths related to the virus were reported either.

A total of 27,676 tests were completed by healthcare workers across the province yesterday, and another 28,267 remain under investigation.

"It will not collect any of your personal information, location data or health information", Ford said. In Ottawa, 1,984 cases have been resolved, according to OPH.

There were two more deaths, both in Toronto, for a total of 2,811.

To date, the province has conducted 668,226 tests for COVID-19. Prince Edward Island did not provide an update Wednesday, after all of its 36 patients recovered by Tuesday.

Since the virus was first detected in Wuhan, China in December of previous year, it has claimed a total of 662,297 lives.

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