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Day two under 100: Ontario reports 89 new COVID cases today

17 health units in Ontario reported zero new cases for today's provincial update
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Public Health Ontario is again announcing fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19 today with 89 lab-confirmed cases reported in today's update.

Yesterday, the province reported 76 new cases, a record low number matched only in the early days of the pandemic. 

About half of today's new cases (43 cases) are people between 20 and 39 years old, and 21 of today's cases were individuals between the ages of 40 and 59 years old. 

Six of the province's health units reported more than five cases with the remaining 28 reporting between zero and five new cases for today's Public Health Ontario update. 

Windsor-Essex reported 15 new cases, Toronto reported 10 new cases, Peel reported 12 new cases, and Ottawa reported 15 new cases.

There were three more deaths reported today, including two people between the ages of 60 and 79 and one person over the age of 80.

The data included in the update uses information submitted by the province's hospitals, long term care homes, and health units as of 4:30 p.m. the day before the report is published. 

Public Health Ontario has reported a total of 39,075 lab-confirmed cases as of July 29, and of those 34,906 are now listed as recovered. According to the province, 2,772 people have died with COVID-19. 

There are 1,397 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario as of yesterday, and 84 of those people are hospitalized with 27 patients in intensive care and 16 patients on ventilators. 

Since yesterday's report, there have been 27,676 coronavirus tests processed and there are another 28,267 awaiting results. 

In Northern Ontario there are 27 known active cases.

The breakdown for the health units is:

• 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 - 70, rate of 83.9 per 100,000 population. There is one known active case.

• Public Health Sudbury and Districts - 82 cases, rate of 41.2 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 89 cases. There are 21 known active cases.

• Timiskaming Health Unit - 19 cases, rate of 58.1 per 100,000. There is one known active case.

• Northwestern Health Unit - 44 cases, rate of 50.2 per 100,000. There are two known active cases.

• Thunder Bay District Health Unit - 95 cases, rate of 63.4 per 100,000. There are two known active cases.

The Ontario rate of infection per 100,000 population is 262.9.