COVID-19: Ontario reports 116 new cases, Ottawa reports 16 — both slight decreases


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There was one new outbreak at health care and child care establishments in Ottawa as of Sunday, for a total of 13 outbreaks.

Two residents at Billingswood Manor and one child at Metcalfe Home Daycare have tested positive.

The provincial total of confirmed cases stands at 39,333 with 89 per cent considered resolved. In Ottawa, more than 80 per cent of cases is resolved.

Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted Saturday that 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer new cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases,

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit reported one new case Saturday, but there were none at the other area health units.

Ontario also processed more than 33,000 tests for the virus on Friday.

Quebec reported 146 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of people infected to 59,458.

The province did not provide a number of resolved cases, saying it was in the process of updating its information system.

There were four new deaths, all of them before July 24, but only reported recently. There have been a total of 5,678 deaths since the pandemic began.

The number of hospitalizations decreased by 12 to 177. However, there were three more people in intensive care, for a total of 18.

The Montreal region remains the hardest-hit region, with 71 new cases Saturday for a total of 28,843.

There were six new cases in the Outaouais region for a total of 678.

Nationally, there have been 116,582 cases across the country, with a total of 8,941 deaths.

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