Coronavirus Canada Update: Ontario reports 70 new cases, 13 in Ottawa; Gatineau shuts day camp

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba announces record-high 124 new cases of COVID-19
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba announces record-high 124 new cases of COVID-19

Ontario has reported 70 new cases of the COVID-19 virus as of Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 39,967 confirmed cases.

Provincial health officials said there were 107 new resolved cases, meaning more than 90 per cent of the cases have been resolved.

There was one new death, bringing the total number of deaths to 2,784.

Health Minister Christine Elliott noted it was the sixth straight day of fewer than 100 new cases.

Some 53 patients remain in hospital, 27 of them in intensive care. Twelve of the ICU patients remain on ventilators.

Local

Ottawa recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. There’s was one new case recorded in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark district health unit.

Ottawa reported no new deaths, but there was a new outbreak at the Villa Marconi long term care facility, where a staff member has tested positive.

There are currently 12 institutional outbreaks in the Ottawa area.

Twelve patients are hospitalized, two of them in ICU.

Quebec

Gatineau said Saturday it was shutting the Vieux-Verger school day camp and placing all camp counsellors under preventive isolation, after a child attending the camp and an adult worker both tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

The person who tested positive attended camp on Aug. 3-4, while the adult worked Aug. 3-7, before “receiving the positive test result.”

Public health authorities conducted an epidemiological investigation that concluded that the children and staff at this site presented different risk levels.

The city has contacted the parents of all the children attending that day camp to inform them of the situation.

Public health recommends that parents and staff should be on the lookout for possible symptoms up to Aug. 18. Parents of children or employees exhibiting symptoms should call 819-644-4545 or 1-877-644-4545.

Quebec reported 126 new cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 60,367 in the province.

There were four new deaths, including one that occurred before July 31, bringing the toll to 5,691.

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