Ontario hits sub-100 new COVID-19 cases for first time in four months

Special to WC Online

ONTARIO – Ontario hit a four-month low in day-over-day COVID-19 cases – the lowest since March 22.

Today (July 29) Ontario reported 76 new cases of COVID-19 while Ottawa announced 13 lab-confirmed cases.

For Ottawa, that’s a drop of 52 per cent since yesterday, or 12 less cases. 

According to Wednesday’s report, this is the first time the province has reported fewer than 100 cases since March 24 when Ontario reported 85 new cases. 

That’s 35 less cases than what was reported Tuesday, or a 31.5 per cent decrease.

The last time Ontario reported numbers in the 70s was on March 23 when the province reported 78 new cases.  Ontario’s total number of COVID-19 cases is at 38,986 since the pandemic started, with 34,741 cases resolved. 

The province is also reporting one new death, bringing the death toll to 2,769.

Ottawa has no new deaths related to the virus.

In total, Ottawa has had 2,481 cases since the pandemic started and 264 deaths.

As of Wednesday, there are 1,476 cases that are still active in Ontario, with 91 people in hospital — 17 of which are on a ventilator. 

In Ottawa, there are currently 10 people in hospital, with four in intensive care. There are 269 active cases in the city. 

The 20-29 and 50-59 age groups are tied for the most cases (each have 6,299 in total over time). The most deaths are among the 80-89 age group.

People under 20 account for 2,193 of all COVID-19 cases. 

In the capital, the age group seeing the most number of cases at the moment is the 20-29 age group with 384 over the course of the pandemic. This is followed by the 50-59 age group that has 339 recorded cases. 

There is only one new case of a child under nine contracting COVID-19, but three new cases in kids between 10 and 19 years of age.

Since Tuesday, 27,308 tests have been performed — over a 57 per cent increase compared to the previous report. 

In total, 2,114,263 tests have been done over the pandemic period. 

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