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Ontario reports 138 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday

Last Updated Jul 5, 2020 at 2:39 pm EDT

Corona tests in a lab in Noord-Brabant on April 21, 2020 in Tiel, Netherlands. Instead of adopting a hard lockdown similar to its European neighbours, the Netherlands has opted for a targeted ├Čintelligent├« lockdown, which allows some shops to continue trading if there is a low risk of spreading the virus. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread to many countries across the world, claiming over 120,000 lives and infecting more than 2 million people. (Photo by Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)

Ontario reported 138 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, a slight increase over the 121 cases reported Saturday.

It’s the 11th day out of the last 12 that the province has seen fewer than 200 new cases.

Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott says 27 of the new cases are from Windsor-Essex where targeted testing of temporary migrant workers on farms continues. Toronto, Peel and York region are the other areas where more than 15 new cases were reported.

Thirty of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer new cases, with 16 reporting no new cases at all.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Ontario stands at 35,794 with just over 87 per cent of those patients having recovered.

Of the two deaths reported Sunday, one was attributed to a long-term care facility. The total number of deaths in the province now stands at 2,689.

The number of hospitalizations feel sharply with just 139 people listed in hospitals as opposed to 150 in the previous report. Patients in the ICU and on ventilators remained virtually unchanged.

Toronto Public Health reported 43 new cases of COVID-19 in the city, more than double the previous day.

However, the seven day average of new cases has fallen to 47 from 61.

Only one new death was reported, marking the 15th straight day that figure has been in the single digits.

The number of people in hospital due to COVID-19 is down to 170 – it was 230 last Sunday – while the number of patients in the ICU and ventilators remained relatively unchanged over the previous day.