95 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 1 new death

Henrietta Brewer
August 13, 2020

While 3,444 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered.

Premier Doug Ford made the announcement Monday, saying COVID-19 case counts have dropped enough to warrant the move.

An additional 228 positive cases, out of 7,570 total test results returned, brought the outbreak total to 32,975.

6,815 are listed as recovered.

It was unclear exactly where the county stood on the number of local cases per 100,000 residents.

Since the pandemic began, Island Health region has seen a total of 148 cases of the virus.

The 13 new cases reported by the province are among the 95 new cases reported across Ontario on Wednesday.

Sixty per cent of Wednesay's new cases are in people under the age of 40.

The 85 newly announced cases represent the third-highest single-day increase seen in B.C. since the start of the pandemic, Henry and Dix said.

There have been no new COVID-19 patient admissions to intensive care in the last 10 days, the health unit said Tuesday.

The total number of staff members diagnosed with COVID-19 is now 51. It means the city has a rate per 100,000 people of 122 while the county has a rate of 87.

In Douglas County, 671 out of the 765 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health.

In addition, on Wednesday, the health department also reported two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, and one probable case.

More than 2.4 million COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Ontario since the virus reached Ontario in late January.

Public Health Ontario reported another 24,572 tests processed since yesterday's report. Kubang Pasu in Kedah now has 14 active cases which is the most at the moment, followed by Kangar with 11 active cases and Kulim with 7 cases.

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