Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario reports zero deaths, relatively low daily case increase

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Ontario reported 103 new cases of COVID-19, zero fatalities and 151 recently recovered patients in its latest 24-hour stretch.

Aside from when it reported zero deaths on July 6, the last time it announced no new fatalities was March 28.

The 103 cases are the fewest since July 17, and the second fewest since March 25.

The Ministry of Health completed 26,001 tests for COVID-19, which is above its seven-day average of 25,826. Of the cases, 24 were identified in the Toronto Public Health region, 23 in Windsor-Essex, 15 in Peel, and 14 in Ottawa. Twenty-one of the 34 public health units reported no new daily cases on Thursday.

There were 42 cases identified among people 20-39 years old, the most of any age group. There were also 35 cases among those between 40-59 years old.

Throughout the pandemic, Ontario has recorded 38,210 cases of COVID-19. That includes 33,936 recovered patients and 2,755 deaths. There remain 1,492 active cases in the province, down by 48 since Wednesday.

Among those active cases are 154 people in hospital, an increase of 36, and the most there have been since July 3. That includes 35 people in intensive care (down by two) and 21 who require a ventilator (up by two).

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there are 15 active outbreaks among facilities around the province. There remain 17 active cases among residents (down by eight) and 53 among staff (down by 13).

No new deaths in Quebec, as it continues to report triple digits for daily cases

Quebec health officials have announced 142 new daily cases of COVID-19 in its latest 24-hour stretch, but no new fatalities.

It’s now the eighth straight day that it has recorded over 140 cases, and the 12th straight day it has surpassed 100. Before the recent stretch, it had not recorded at least 140 cases since June 25. Between June 26 and July 11, it stayed below 100 daily cases except on two occasions.

The last time the province had announced zero fatalities was on June 22, and before that on March 29. The death toll now remains at 5,662.

Among the province’s 58,080 total cases of COVID-19 are 50,505 people who have recovered, up by 132 since Wednesday. Of the 1,913 active case that remain (up by 10), there are 221 in hospital (down by 14), which includes 14 in intensive care (up by two).

Quebec’s testing numbers are reflective of its outputs from two days prior. In its latest 24-hour stretch, the province completed 14,289 tests for COVID-19, which is above its goal of 14,000.

Montreal remains the epicentre with 28,274 total cases, up by 46 since Wednesday. On July 11, officials asked anyone who’s been to a bar in the city since Canada Day to get tested, prompting thousands to come forward.

The spread of COVID-19 also continues to gain pace in surrounding areas of the city, in some cases in connection to bars and parties. The Montérégie region has 8,547 cases (up by 46), Lanaudière has 4,435 (up by eight), Laurentides region has 3,727 (up by 14), and Laval has 5,942 (up by 14).


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