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Ontario confirms 116 new COVID cases today

There are now fewer than 1,500 active cases of COVID-19 reported in the province

Public Health Ontario has reported 116 new cases of COVID-19 today, as well as 129 more recoveries of previously confirmed cases.

Continuing with the recent trends reported in new cases, 51 of today's 116 cases were individuals between 20 and 39 years old and another 37 cases were individuals between 40 and 59 years old. 

Peel Public Health reported 38 new cases today, Toronto Public Health reported 34 new cases, and Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported 15 new cases. Those were the three highest reports by regional health units in Ontario included in today's epidemiology report. 

The province has also reported three more deaths linked to the coronavirus today, including one person between the ages of 60 and 79 and two people over the age of 80. 

There have now been 36,839 lab-confirmed cases reported by Public Health Ontario, and 2,722 deaths linked to the virus, which is 7.4 per cent of all reported cases. The provincial report further specifies 1,730 of the total deaths reported (63.6 per cent) have been residents of long-term care homes.

There are 32,663 cases now reported recovered (88.7 per cent of all cases), and at least 104 people hospitalized with the virus. However, Public Health Ontario noted in today's report more than 35 hospitals did not submit data, so the number of people hospitalized will likely increase tomorrow once more hospital data is reported. 

There have been 1.7 million tests completed in Ontario with 20,896 processed since yesterday's update. 

As of today's Public Health Ontario report, there are 1,454 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

In Northern Ontario, there are nine known active cases.

The breakdown for Northern Ontario health units is:

• Algoma Public Health - 25 cases, rate of 21.8 per 100,000 population. There is one known active case.

• North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit - 35 cases, rate of 27 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 37 cases, and 34 resolved cases and there has been one death. There are two known active cases

• Porcupine Health Unit - 68, rate of 81.5 per 100,000 population. Of the confirmed cases, 59 are resolved and eight people have died. There is one known active case. The last positive test was July 9.

• Public Health Sudbury and Districts - 67 cases, rate of 33.7 per 100,000 population. All of the cases are resolved, and two people have died.

• Timiskaming Health Unit - 18 cases, rate of 55.1 per 100,000. The last positive tests were done April 28. All of the cases are resolved.

• Thunder Bay District Health Unit - 93 cases, rate of 62 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 92 cases. There are 90 resolved cases and one person has died. There is one known active case.

• Northwestern Health Unit - 42 cases, rate of 47.9  per 100,000 population. There are 38 resolved cases, and four known active cases.

The Ontario rate of infection per 100,000 population is 247.8.