Another sub 100 day for new COVID cases

Cheryl Sanders
August 1, 2020

This decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local medical officers of health and is based on positive local trends of key public health indicators, including lower transmission of COVID-19, ongoing hospital capacity, public health capacity to conduct rapid case and contact management, and a significant increase in testing.

"For the second day in a row, Ontario is reporting fewer than 100 new cases of #COVID19, with 89 new cases, a 0.2% increase", Deputy Premier Christine Elliot said on Twitter.

The province's total number of known cases is now 409, with 76 of them active.

Of the new cases, she says 26 are in Ottawa and 24 are in Windsor-Essex.

Three more deaths were reported, raising the provincial total to 2,769.

Ahead of the move into Stage 3, Toronto reported 10 new cases of coronavirus and Peel reported 12. Of those 84 patients, 27 are being treated in an intensive care unit, 16 of which are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.

As a matter of fact, 1,397 people are now infected with COVID-19 in Ontario, with just 234 of those active cases in Toronto.

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

Meanwhile, in Quebec - the province hit hardest by the pandemic - 176 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. Five new deaths were also recorded to bring its total to 195.

Peterborough is still at zero active cases.

British Columbia saw 29 new cases in the last 24 hours to give it 3,563 cases total, and no new deaths were added to its 194 total.

A University of Toronto infection control epidemiologist said the app won't know if users are wearing masks or have walls between them during exposures to fellow users who test positive, but maintained it's still worth downloading despite the potential for false alarms.

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