Ontario adds 134 new COVID-19 cases

Henrietta Brewer
August 1, 2020

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting 26 new cases of COVID-19, marking two weeks that the city has seen a return to double-digit daily increases in laboratory-confirmed cases.

That brings Ontario total number of cases to 39,209 since the pandemic started, which works out to be a.34 per cent increase in new cases.

Of Friday's new cases, Ottawa and Windsor-Essex reported the highest total with 26 and 24 respectively.

Ottawa Public Health reports 271 active cases, which is the number of total cases minus the number of resolved cases and deaths. Ottawa's death toll remains unchanged again as it sits at 264.

There are now 78 patients infected with the disease in Ontario hospitals.

In the last 24 hours, more than 30,000 tests were conducted.

The under 20 age group still has 233 active cases. So far, 1,987 of all 2,522 known cases in Ottawa are considered "resolved", having passed 14 days since symptom onset or positive test result.

Those between 20-29 still have the most reported number of cases with 6,360, followed by the 50-59 cohort at 6,256.

The number of recovered patients in the province is now 35,074.

Toronto, which recorded 19 new cases, and Peel Region, which recorded 20, both moved onto Stage 3 on Friday.

There are no new cases among Ottawans over the age of 70. Elliott also reported that Ontario processed more than 30,000 tests for the virus.

There are 10 active outbreaks in congregate settings in Ottawa, including childcare spaces, long-term care homes, and retirement homes. There are two confirmed cases among children there, in addition to one staff member.

There are now 29,215 tests under investigation in the province.

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