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Ontario confirms 88 new COVID cases today

Over the last seven days the province's public health agency has reported fewer than 700 new cases
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Public Health Ontario has reported 88 new cases of COVID-19 and zero deaths in today's update. 

This is the fifth day in a row the province's public health agency has confirmed fewer than 100 new cases. Daily numbers have been on an overall decline since May, with the province reporting one of the lowest daily case counts so far on July 29. 

Since Friday, July 31, the province has reported 688 new COVID cases. From July 24 to 31, Ontario reported 804 new cases. The highest case increase was the week of April 19-25 when there were 3,985 new cases reported in Ontario. 

Thus far, Ontario Public Health has confirmed a total of 39,897 COVID-19 cases, and reported 36,024 of those as recovered with another 2,783 cases ending in death. 

There are now 1,090 active, lab-confirmed cases in Ontario, including 66 people who are hospitalized. There are 28 COVID patients in intensive care units and 12 of them are on ventilators. 

The province has completed 2,346,433 COVID tests, including 25,136 processed since the last provincial update. 

Included in today's 88 new cases, there are 38 individuals between the ages of 20 and 39 years old, 24 individuals between 40 and 59 years old, 14 people under 19, and 12 people between the ages of 60 and 79. There is a single case in a person over the age of 80. 

Eighteen of the 34 health units in Ontario reported zero new cases in today's provincial update, and another nine reported five or fewer cases. 

Ottawa and Peel had the highest number of new cases with 15 each, and Toronto reported 10 new cases. Windsor-Essex County, the only health unit still in Stage 2 restrictions reported four new cases for today's epidemiological summary.

The provincial average incidence rate is 268.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 664 cases of COVID-19 to date, with 633 of those cases located in Simcoe County. 

There are 612 cases now recovered and 37 people have died in the region. The health unit indicates there are 15 active cases in the region – all in Simcoe County – and three of those cases are hospitalized.

In Simcoe-Muskoka, the incidence rate for the coronavirus is 111.4 cases per 100,000 people in the population.

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of Aug. 4

Municipality Total cases Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 199 182 14   Aug. 4 133.3
Bradford W-G 134 120 12   Aug. 4 311.9
New Tecumseth 83 79 1 1 Aug. 4 200.3
Innisfil 53 51   1 July 23 130.1
Orillia 19 16 2 1 July 30 53.8
Collingwood 16 16     July 20 66.7
Wasaga Beach 15 14 1   June 19 65.2
Clearview 9 8 1   July 27 60.9
Springwater 15 14 1   July 20 71.4
Midland 12 12     July 24 66.9
Oro-Medonte 9 6 2   Aug. 4 38.6
Adjala-Tosorontio 9 9     June 16 77.2
Essa 18 16 1   Aug. 6 75.3
Ramara 12 10     Aug. 5 115.6
Tiny 6 6     July 16 not released
Tay 9 9     July 23 not released
Penetanguishene 8 7   1 July 23 not released
Severn 7 7     July 27 not released

*Incidence rate is number of cases per 100,000 people in the local population.


Erika Engel

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