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Ontario adds 135 new cases of COVID-19 to begin week

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Ontario adds 135 new cases of COVID-19 to begin week

The Province of Ontario confirmed there are 203 new known COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning, with one more reported death from the illness. In addition, there have been no new COVID-19 deaths in Ottawa since June 25.

That's the largest single day increase since May 9th.

The report shows Gloucester-Southgate has 176 confirmed cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people, up from 104 cases per 100,000 people on July 6. OPH says over half of the new cases are in people under 30-years-old. Since then, the province has reported more than 135 new cases each day. Ontario hospitals are treating 128 coronavirus patients now, with 37 patients in intensive care and 19 patients on ventilators. In Saturday's report, no one was in the ICU.

Toronto, Peel Region and Windsor-Essex have all been held back from advancing to Stage 3 of the province's reopening plan due to their case numbers.

Dr. Brent Moloughney, Ottawa's associate medical officer of heath said the cases are still under investigation but the age groups and nature of the activities involved at the gathering is clear.

Eleven patients who died were between the ages of 20 and 39, while 114 were between the ages of 40 and 59 and 738 were between the ages of 60 and 79.

Ontario health officials have conducted more than 1.93 million tests for the disease since the pandemic was declared.

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