Ontario reports 81 new coronavirus cases, no additional deaths

Ontario reported 81 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 40,646.

It’s a slight decrease in the number of new cases compared to Saturday, when 106 were reported.

“Locally, 31 of the province’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 17 of them reporting no new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

Twenty-seven cases were from Peel Region, 10 from Toronto and eight from Hamilton.

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No new deaths were announced on Sunday, keeping the provincial total at 2,789.

The reported number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 37 (down by two), with 18 in intensive care (up by one) and nine on a ventilator (down by one).

The province notes that not all hospitals have reported patient statuses for Aug. 14 — as is often the case on weekends — likely causing the reported number of hospitalizations to be lower than it actually is.

The newly reported numbers are valid as of 2 p.m. Saturday for Toronto, Ottawa and London and 4 p.m. for the rest of the province.

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