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Ontario confirms 170 new COVID cases today

This is the highest number of new cases reported since June 29

New COVID cases confirmed in Ontario are up by 44 per cent compared to yesterday with 170 new cases reported today over yesterday's 118. 

Today's new case count is also the highest reported in July. 

Of today's new cases, 86 were reported by the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, bringing the total number of cases in that health unit region to 1,761. 

Toronto reported 27 new cases and Peel reported 28. 

Of the new cases reported today, 95 were individuals between the ages of 20 and 39. There are 21 new cases reported in health care workers today.

Though the province reported its highest number of new cases in a day for this month, the total number of active cases in Ontario has not increased. Public Health Ontario reported 172 new recoveries and three deaths in its latest report. 

According to today's epidemiological summary, one person between the ages of 40 and 59, one person between the ages of 60 and 79, and one person over the age of 80 has died with COVID-19. 

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 36,348 cases in the province to-date and reported 31,977 recoveries and 2,703 deaths. There are now 1,668 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, including 123 patients currently hospitalized with 31 patients in intensive care and 23 patients on ventilators. 

Since the last report, the province's update indicates there were 26,326 coronavirus tests processed and there have been a total of 1.6 million tests processed in the province. 

The province of Ontario has extended its emergency orders to July 22, but the state of emergency is only extended to July 15 so far. 

There are 10 known active cases of the virus in Northern Ontario.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit has the highest number of confirmed cases. The Porcupine Health Unit, which covers Timmins and the surrounding area, still has the highest rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 population.

Today's provincial report includes data from Jan. 15 to July 6 and includes the rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 population. Data included on resolved cases and last known confirmed is from each health unit's respective website. The breakdown for Northern Ontario health units is:

• Algoma Public Health - 24 cases, rate of 21 per 100,000 population. All of the cases are resolved.

• North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit - 35 cases, rate of 27 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 37 cases, and 33 resolved cases and there has been one death. There are three known active cases

• Porcupine Health Unit - 67, rate of 80.3 per 100,000 population. Of the confirmed cases, 59 are resolved and eight people have died. There are no known active cases. The last positive test was June 21.

• 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 89 resolved cases and one person has died. There are two known active cases, including one in hospital.

• Northwestern Health Unit - 42 cases, rate of 46.8  per 100,000 population. There are 38 resolved

The provincial average incidence rate is 244.5 cases per 100,000 people in the population.