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Ontario confirms 95 new COVID cases today

29 of the province's 34 health units have reported five or fewer new cases in today's epidemiological summary
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Public Health Ontario has confirmed 95 new COVID cases today, as well as 159 new recoveries, and one death. 

The latest death was an individual between the ages of 40 and 59. 

Of today's cases, 73 came from five health units and the remaining 29 health units in the province reported between zero and five new cases for today's epidemiological summary. 

Toronto Public Health reported the highest number of new cases with 30 included in today's report, and Ottawa reported 19. Southwestern and Peel each reported seven new cases and Chatham-Kent reported 10. 

Cases continue to increase in the middle two age groups with 44 new cases today in individuals aged 20 to 39, and 29 cases in individuals aged 40 to 59. 

According to today's update, there were no new cases discovered in people over the age of 80.

Since yesterday's summary, public health labs have processed 26,181 COVID tests. 

To date, Public Health Ontario has confirmed 39,809 cases of COVID-19 in the province, declared 35,906 cases recovered, and reported 2,783 cases have ended in death. 

There are now 1,120 active cases of COVID in Ontario according to the information in today's update, and 71 of those people are hospitalized with the virus. There are 29 COVID patients in intensive care units and 13 patients are on ventilators. 

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 662 cases of COVID-19 to date, with 631 of those cases located in Simcoe County. 

There are 611 cases now recovered and 37 people have died in the region. The health unit indicates there are 14 active cases in the region – all in Simcoe County – and three of those cases are hospitalized.

In Simcoe-Muskoka, the incidence rate for the coronavirus is 111.4 cases per 100,000 people in the population.

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of Aug. 4

Municipality Total cases Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 199 182 14   Aug. 4 133.3
Bradford W-G 134 120 12   Aug. 4 311.9
New Tecumseth 83 79 1 1 Aug. 4 200.3
Innisfil 53 51   1 July 23 130.1
Orillia 19 16 2 1 July 30 53.8
Collingwood 16 16     July 20 66.7
Wasaga Beach 15 14 1   June 19 65.2
Clearview 9 8 1   July 27 60.9
Springwater 15 14 1   July 20 71.4
Midland 12 12     July 24 66.9
Oro-Medonte 9 6 2   Aug. 4 38.6
Adjala-Tosorontio 9 9     June 16 77.2
Essa 17 16 1   July 22 66.9
Ramara 12 10     Aug. 5 115.6
Tiny 6 6     July 16 not released
Tay 9 9     July 23 not released
Penetanguishene 7 6   1 July 23 not released
Severn 7 7     July 27 not released

*Incidence rate is number of cases per 100,000 people in the local population.


Erika Engel

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