Province reports 79 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Sunday; active case count drops below 1,000

Province reports 79 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Sunday; active case count drops below 1,000

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The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario has finally dropped below the one-thousand mark.

As of Sunday, there are 981 people confirmed to have the virus.

In the most recent update, 79 new cases were announced along with two deaths.

As well, 148 more cases are considered resolved.

However, this comes with a more sobering milestone; Ontario’s case count has risen past 40,000.

A total of 40,046 cases have been reported since March.  Of those, 36,279 are considered resolved.

At least 2,786 deaths have been linked to COVID-19.

Sunday’s update comes after 27,771 tests were completed the day before.

Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to August 8, 2020
Severity Number Percentage
Number of cases  40,046 N/A
Change from previous report (new cases) 79 0.2% increase
Resolved  36,279 90.6
Change from previous report 148 0.4% increase
Subset of all cases that are reported to be long-term care residents  5,901 14.7
Subset of all cases that are reported as a health care worker associated with long-term care outbreaks 2,605 6.5
Total number of deaths  2,786 7.0
Deaths reported for residents in long-term care homes  1,799 64.6
Deaths reported for health care workers in long-term care homes 8 0.3
Demographics – Ontario, January 15, 2020 to August 8, 2020
Case characteristics Number
Male 18,661
Female 21,084
19 and under 2,392
20-39 12,324
40-59 12,037
60-79 7,244
80 and over 6,045
Testing – Ontario, January 15, 2020 to August 8, 2020
Testing Number
Total tests completed  2,400,212
Total tests completed in the previous day  27,771
Currently under investigation  17,540
Hospitalizations – Ontario, January 15, 2020 to August 8, 2020
Hospitalizations Number
Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19  55

As we often observe on weekends, a number of hospitals (approximately 40) did not submit data to the Daily Bed Census for August 7. We anticipate that the number of hospitalized patients may increase when reporting compliance increases.

Number of patients currently in ICU  26
Number of patients currently in ICU on a ventilator with COVID-19 12

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