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Ontario records fewer than 100 new COVID-19 cases for second straight day

Ontario reported 89 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 39,075.

Ontario now has 84 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 (down by seven from the previous day), with 27 patients in an intensive care unit (down by one) and 16 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by one). Of those 84 patients, 27 are being treated in an intensive care unit, 16 of which are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.

Ottawa and Windsor-Essex continued to post the highest number of new cases in the province, with 26 and 24 respectively.

This decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local medical officers of health and is based on positive local trends of key public health indicators, including lower transmission of COVID-19, ongoing hospital capacity, public health capacity to conduct rapid case and contact management, and a significant increase in testing.

As Toronto and Peel prepare to join the majority of Ontario in Stage 3 of reopening tomorrow, the province is reporting more good news in terms of new cases.

Ontario is reporting 134 new cases of COVID-19.

One person who was under the age of 19 and had COVID-19 died in Ontario, but it is not clear if the death was caused by the disease or other health issues.

Those in the 20-29 age group are still reporting the most amount of cases over time with 6,326, with those between 50-59 years of age account of 6,240 cases overall.

89 new infections were reported today, with 76 on Wednesday.

Peterborough is still at zero active cases.

Where are the new cases? On Wednesday, officials also announced that there now 31 cases connected to Fraser Valley Packers Inc.in Abbotsford, as well as 20 positive tests on Haida Gwaii.

In addition the new cases, the province has sadly confirmed three new deaths in Ontario, leaving a total of 1,397 active cases.

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