August 6, 2020: 95 New Cases of COVID-19 in Ontario

COVID-19 update

THUNDER BAY – There are 95 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario today according to figures released by Public Health Ontario.

In addition, there have been 159 patients recover.

There is one death reported in the past twenty-four hours, that death is an individual between the ages of 40 and 59.

73 of the new positives are reported 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 reports the largest number of new cases with 30 included in the latest report. Ottawa reports 19. Southwestern and Peel each reported seven new cases and Chatham-Kent reported 10.

The COVID-19 cases reported continue to rise 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.

Today there were no new cases reported in people over the age of 80.

Public health labs have processed 26,181 COVID tests in the past twenty-four hours.

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 deaths due to the virus.

There are now 1,120 active cases of COVID in Ontario according to Thursday’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. In Northern Ontario, there are twenty-one known active cases.

Northern Ontario COVID-19 Update

• Algoma Public Health – 27 cases, rate of 23.6 per 100,000 population. There are no known active cases.

• North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit – 35 cases, rate of 27 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 37 cases. There are no known active cases.

• Porcupine Health Unit – 72, rate of 86.3 per 100,000 population. There is one known active case.

• Public Health Sudbury and Districts – 90 cases, rate of 45.2 per 100,000 population. There are 16 known active cases.

• Timiskaming Health Unit – 19 cases, rate of 58.1 per 100,000. There are no known active cases.

• Northwestern Health Unit – 44 cases, rate of 50.2 per 100,000. There is one known active case.

• Thunder Bay District Health Unit – 99 cases, rate of 66 per 100,000. There are three known active cases.

The Ontario rate of infection per 100,000 population is 267.8.