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70 new COVID cases confirmed in Ontario today, lowest since March

This is the sixth consecutive day the province has reported fewer than 100 new cases
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Public Health Ontario has, for the sixth day in a row, reported fewer than 100 new cases of COVID. 

Today, the public health agency has confirmed 70 new cases, which is the lowest reported in a day since the middle of March. 

The province also noted one new death related to the coronavirus – an individual between the ages of 60 and 79 years old. 

Ontario reported another 26,008 tests processed in 24 hours. In the early days of the pandemic, the daily testing capacity was below 10,000 tests. By April 8, the province had completed 84,601 COVID tests and confirmed 5,276 positive coronavirus cases, for a positivity rate around six per cent. Currently, the positivity rate is below one per cent (which is the percentage of tests that come back positive). To date, public health labs have completed 2,372,441 COVID tests.

For today's epidemiological summary, 15 of the 34 health units in Ontario have reported zero new cases, and 14 have reported five or fewer cases. Ottawa reported 13 new cases, Peel reported 13 new cases, and Toronto reported a single new case.

Included in today's 70 new cases are 30 people between the ages of 20 and 39, and 24 people between the ages of 40 and 59. There are no new cases in people over the age of 80. 

Based on the information included in the provincial summary, there are 1,052 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, including 53 individuals who are hospitalized with the coronavirus. There are 27 COVID patients in intensive care units and 12 patients on ventilators. 

To date, Public Health Ontario has reported 39,967 cases of COVID-19, with 36,131 of those cases now listed as recovered, and 2,784 cases ending in death.

As of Aug. 7, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 666 cases of COVID-19 to date, with 635 of those cases located in Simcoe County. 

There are 613 cases now recovered and 37 people have died in the region. The health unit indicates there are 16 active cases in the region – all in Simcoe County.

In Simcoe-Muskoka, the incidence rate for the coronavirus is 112 cases per 100,000 people in the population. 

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of Aug. 7

Municipality Total cases Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 200 182 14   Aug. 7 134
Bradford W-G 134 120 12   Aug. 4 311.9
New Tecumseth 83 79 1 1 Aug. 4 200.3
Innisfil 54 51   1 Aug. 7 132.5
Orillia 19 16 2 1 July 30 53.8
Collingwood 16 16     July 20 66.7
Wasaga Beach 15 14 1   June 19 65.2
Clearview 9 8 1   July 27 60.9
Springwater 15 14 1   July 20 71.4
Midland 12 12     July 24 66.9
Oro-Medonte 9 6 2   Aug. 4 38.6
Adjala-Tosorontio 9 9     June 16 77.2
Essa 18 16 1   Aug. 6 75.3
Ramara 12 11     Aug. 5 115.6
Tiny 6 6     July 16 not released
Tay 9 9     July 23 not released
Penetanguishene 8 7     July 23 not released
Severn 7 7     July 27 not released

*Incidence rate is number of cases per 100,000 people in the local population.




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