Ontario reports 111 new cases of COVID-19, only 6 new infections in Toronto
Published Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:19AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:04PM EDT
Ontario is reporting a slight dip in the number of new COVID-19 infections today with fewer than 20 new cases of the virus reported in the Greater Toronto Area.
Ontario health officials say 111 new infections were reported over the past 24 hours, down slightly from the 119 confirmed in the previous epidemiological summary.
In Toronto, only six new cases of the COVID-19 were reported today and seven additional infections were confirmed in Peel Region.
The regions with the most new infections are Ottawa and Windsor-Essex, which reported 25 and 22 new cases respectively.
Niagara Region Public Health reported 13 new cases of the virus today.
"Locally, 27 of the 34 (public health units) are reporting 5 or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases," Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted Tuesday.
The rolling five-day average of new cases in the province is now 140.
With just 106 additional cases considered to be resolved, new infections outpaced recoveries by five today.
The number of tests conducted over the past 24 hours also slipped from approximately 26,000 on Monday to just over 17,000 today.
Nearly 13,000 cases remain under investigation.
The drop in testing pushed the case positivity rate to 0.65 per cent today, up from 0.45 per cent one day prior.
Four more deaths were reported in the province today, bringing the total number of virus-related fatalities to 2,768.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 38,910 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in Ontario, though only 1,575 remain active.
Nearly 70 per cent of all new cases are in people ages 39 and under.
Hospitalizations have remained relatively stable over the past week as 96 patients with COVID-19 continue to receive care in Ontario hospitals.
Thirty-one of those patients are in intensive care and 18 are on ventilators.
One new outbreak was reported in long-term care facilities today, bringing the total number of active outbreaks to 32.
New cases in the GTA: