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Jul 04, 2020 • • 1 minute read
The number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario increased by 121 and there were five more deaths, according to daily provincial statistics released Saturday.
The new deaths were attributed to residents in long-term care facilities.
As of Saturday’s update, the number of reported cases in Ontario is 35,656. Of that number, 87.2 per cent are considered resolved.
The total number of people who have died from COVID-19 was 2,687 as of Saturday.
Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott posted on social media Saturday that 21 of the 121 new cases were in Windsor-Essex and that targeted testing of temporary farm workers would continue.
Elliott also said that there were 53 fewer active COVID-19 cases in the province as of Saturday’s update and that 16 public health units reported no increase in cases.
Ottawa Public Health on Saturday reported two new cases of COVID-19, but no new deaths related to the virus.
The city’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic was 2,106 and there were 46 active cases as of Saturday. Three people were in hospital and one was in the intensive care unit.
Canada reported a total of 105,091 cases and 8,663 COVID-19 deaths as of Friday night.
On Monday, the Champlain Region’s four medical officers of health are expected to announce a regulation to make wearing cloth masks mandatory in indoor public places during the pandemic.
The regulation will be in place until Ottawa city council prepares a bylaw on the issue. It is to be considered at council’s next meeting, scheduled for July 15.