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Ontario reports fewer than 100 new COVID-19 cases for second straight day

Last Updated Jul 30, 2020 at 11:02 am EDT

A lab technician holds a test tube that contains blood sample from a patient (Photo by Robin Utrecht/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) (Photo by Robin Utrecht/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

For the second straight day, the province of Ontario is reporting fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19.

Public health officials are reporting 89 new cases, just slightly more than the 76 that was recorded on Wednesday.

The total number of cases in the province now stands at 39,075 with 89 per cent of those infected with the virus having recovered.

Twenty-eight of the province’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer cases, with 17 of them reporting no new cases.

Ahead of the move into Stage 3, Toronto reported 10 new cases of coronavirus and Peel reported 12. Windsor-Essex continues to be a hotspot in the province with 15 additional cases along with Ottawa, which also reported 15 cases.

Three more deaths were reported, raising the provincial total to 2,769.

The province processed 27,676 tests in the last 24 hour period.

Hospitalizations continue to decline while those in the ICU and patients on ventilators remain virtually unchanged.