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Ontario confirms 111 new cases of COVID-19 today

This is the lowest number of new cases reported in July so far
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Public Health Ontario reported its lowest number of new COVID-19 cases so far this month with 111 cases confirmed today. 

The province reported 112 new cases on July 7, and 111 new cases on June 26, but before that, the number of daily cases hasn't been at or below 111 since late March at the start of the pandemic. 

Ontario's public health agency confirmed one more death related to the coronavirus today – an individual between the ages of 60 and 79. 

Of today's 111 new cases, 52 of them are individuals between the ages of 20 and 39 years old, another 30 are individuals between the ages of 40 and 59 years old, 15 are between the ages of 60 and 79 years old, and 14 are 19 years old and under. There were no cases reported today in people aged 80 or over. 

Peel Public Health reported the highest number of new cases of any other health unit in the province with 38 reported today and yesterday. York Region followed with 17 new cases and Toronto Public Health was the third highest with 14 cases reported. Peel, York, and Toronto health units will remain in Stage 2 of the provincial reopening plan along with seven other health units while the rest of the province enters Stage 3 on Friday.

Ontario has now processed 1,729,059 COVID-19 tests, with 16,744 tests completed since the last report. Lab testing has confirmed a total of 36,950 cases of the coronavirus in Ontario since the start of the pandemic with 88.7 per cent of those (32,785) now reported recovered. There have been 2,723 deaths reported. 

Public Health Ontario reports there are currently 38 active outbreaks at long-term care homes, 15 at retirement homes, and five at hospitals. 

There are now 1,442 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 137 hospitalizations with 30 patients in intensive care and 21 patients on ventilators at Ontario hospitals. 

The average incidence rate for the province is 248.6 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in the population. 

In Northern Ontario there are six active cases.

The breakdown for the health units is:

• Algoma Public Health - 25 cases, rate of 21.8 per 100,000 population. There is one known active case.

• North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit - 35 cases, rate of 27 per 100,000 population. There is one known active case.

• Porcupine Health Unit - 68, rate of 81.5 per 100,000 population. There is one known active case. The last positive test was done July 9.

• Public Health Sudbury and Districts - 67 cases, rate of 33.7 per 100,000 population. All of the cases are resolved, and two people have died.

• Timiskaming Health Unit - 18 cases, rate of 55.1 per 100,000. The last positive tests were done April 28. All of the cases are resolved.

• Thunder Bay District Health Unit - 93 cases, rate of 62 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 92 cases. There is one known active case.

• Northwestern Health Unit - 42 cases, rate of 47.9  per 100,000 population. There are two active cases.

The Ontario rate of infection per 100,000 population is 248.6.

Erika Engel

About the Author: Erika Engel

Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter, photographer and community editor.
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