After a week of reporting fewer than 100 cases of COVID-19, Ontario announced 115 new patients on Monday.
It marks the biggest increase to Ontario’s total case count since Aug. 2.
Of the most recent patients, 20 were identified in Ottawa, 19 in Peel, 16 in Toronto, 12 in Windsor-Essex and 11 in Niagara Region. At the end of July, health officials in Ottawa said they’re seeing a spike in cases related to private indoor gatherings. On Monday, Windsor-Essex joined the rest of Ontario by moving into Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan.
Indeed, locally 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are still reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases. Yesterday, the province processed 22,275 #COVID19 tests as we continue to lead the country in daily testing.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) August 10, 2020
Along with the new cases, the Ministry of Health announced that 102 patients have recovered from the respiratory virus. The death toll still stands at 2,786, since no one died with COVID-19 in the province’s latest 24-hour stretch.
There are now 994 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. That includes 49 people in hospital, 25 who are in intensive care and 14 who require a ventilator. The Ministry of Health on Monday noted that about 36 hospitals did not submit data on Aug. 8, therefore an increase might be seen in the days ahead.
According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there are 18 outbreaks among facilities in the province. In those LTCs, there are four active cases among residents and 34 among staff.