Ontario's New COVID-19 Cases Just Spiked Above 100 Again

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted on Friday morning that the province as a whole had reported 134 cases of COVID-19. That's a 73 per cent spike compared to what was reported the previous day. That means Ontario is back to similar numbers it saw on July 26.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 39,209 province-wide. Ottawa's death toll remains unchanged again as it sits at 264.

On Monday, the region reported no new cases for the first time since mid-March. However, 35,074 of those cases have been resolved.

Ottawa's surge in coronavirus cases continues heading into the August long weekend as public health officials urge residents to get back to basics to flatten the curve.

Those between 20-29 still have the most reported number of cases with 6,360, followed by the 50-59 cohort at 6,256.

There are four new cases among children younger than 10, four of them aged 10-19 and seven cases among people in their 20s.

Ottawa and Windsor-Essex recorded the most cases of the disease on Friday.

There is 10 ongoig outbreaks in healthcare and childcare establishments.

More than 2.1 million COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Ontario since the start of the pandemic.

The province has completed the most tests in a day since July 17.

There are now 29,215 tests under investigation in the province.

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