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Ontario confirms 157 new COVID cases today

Almost the same number of resolved cases were reported
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Public Health Ontario is back to reporting fewer than 200 new cases of COVID-19 in the province after a brief increase yesterday. 

The province's public health agency confirmed 157 new cases of the coronavirus in the daily report today, which is down by exactly 100 cases compared to yesterday. There are also 148 new resolved cases reported.

The number of new cases reported today is among one of the lowest reported by the province. On June 26, the province reported 111 new cases, and except for that day, the province hasn't reported daily case increases as low as 157 since March. 

Again today, the highest percentage of new cases (47 per cent) were individuals aged 20 to 39. The second-highest percentage of cases (21 per cent) were individuals in the 40 to 59 years old category. 

Toronto Public Health reported the most number of new cases, with 47 new cases from Toronto reported to Public Health Ontario. Though Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported 177 new cases yesterday, they reported 17 today.

The province confirmed seven more deaths of COVID-19 patients today, including six people over the age of 50 and one person between 60 and 79 years old. 

To-date, the province has confirmed 2,672 deaths of COVID-19 patients, including 1,710 residents of long-term care homes, 

There have been 35,068 lab-confirmed cases of COVID in Ontario, and 30,344 of those cases are now reported recovered. There are 2,052 active cases of the virus in Ontario. There are currently 213 people hospitalized with COVId, including 42 patients in intensive care and 34 on ventilators. 

Today, the province reported a slight dip in tests processed compared to the last few days. There have been 23,759 tests reported processed in Ontario labs since yesterday. Over the past five days, daily testing numbers have been at or above 30,000 processed every 24 hours. 

Today's provincial report includes data from Jan. 15 to June 29 and includes the rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 population. Data included on resolved cases and last known confirmed is from each health unit's respective website.

The breakdown for Northern Ontario health units is:

• Algoma Public Health - 24 cases, rate of 21 per 100,000 population. All of the cases are resolved.

• North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit - 29 cases, rate of 22.4 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 31 cases. Of those, 29 are resolved and there has been one death. There is one known active cases.

• Porcupine Health Unit - 67, rate of 80.3 per 100,000 population. Of the confirmed cases, 57 are resolved and eight people have died. There are two known active cases of the virus. The last positive test was done June 21.

• Public Health Sudbury and Districts - 67 cases, rate of 33.7 per 100,000 population. There are 66 resolved cases and two people have died.

• Timiskaming Health Unit - 18 cases, rate of 55.1 per 100,000. The last positive tests were done April 28. All of the cases are resolved.

• Thunder Bay District Health Unit - 91 cases, rate of 60.7 per 100,000 population. The health unit has 90 cases listed, including 88 resolved cases and one person has died. There is one known active case, which is hospitalized.

• Northwestern Health Unit - 36 cases, rate of 41.1  per 100,000 population. There are 29 resolved cases, and seven active ones.

The Ontario rate of infection per 100,000 population is 235.9.

Erika Engel

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