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Ontario reports 192 new COVID cases Friday

Today's report also includes one new hospitalization, one death, and 147 recoveries
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Public Health Ontario has reported 192 new COVID-19 cases today in the July 23 daily update.

Today's update includes 147 new recoveries and one death.

Since yesterday's report, one person has been hospitalized with COVID-19 and two COVID patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

The July 23 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:

  • 1,407 active, lab-confirmed cases, up from 1,363 yesterday.
  • 137 COVID-positive people are currently hospitalized in Ontario.
  • There are 136 patients in intensive care units with COVID-related illness (of those, 31 no longer test positive for COVID-19).
  • 84 people are on ventilators due to COVID-related illness (of those, 22 no longer test positive for COVID-19).
  • The province reported 19,757 tests were processed yesterday, resulting in a 0.9 per cent positivity rate. 
  • There are 6,580 tests still awaiting processing, and the provincial labs have processed 16.4 million tests to date.
  • Of the new cases reported today, 18 are from Waterloo, 43 are from Toronto, 25 cases are from Peel, 10 are from Simcoe-Muskoka, 10 are from Grey-Bruce, and 18 are from York Region.
  • Today's cases include 52 individuals aged 19 and under, 77 people between 20 and 39 years old, 40 people between 40 and 59 years old, 18 people between 60 and 79 years old, and five people over 79 years old. 

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 548,986 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 538,271 recoveries and 9,308 deaths.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 3,693.3 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.

Ontario's average weekly incidence rate is 7.2 cases per 100,000 people, which is down by 2.7 per cent from last week.


  • There were 120,231 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered yesterday.
  • 18,724,400 doses of vaccine have been administered.
  • In total, 8,375,133 people have been fully vaccinated.


Yesterday, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported three new COVID-19 cases.

There are currently 22 active cases in the region. 

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,342 cases of COVID-19 with 12,065 of those cases recovered and 255 cases ending in death.

There are four people from Simcoe County hospitalized with COVID-19-related illnesses, which includes one new hospitalization since Friday.

The weekly incidence rate in Simcoe-Muskoka region is 2.8 cases per 100,000 people, which is down by 20 per cent compared to last week. 

Erika Engel

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Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter, photographer and community editor. She has 12 years of experience as a local journalist.
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