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Ontario reports 134 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

Last Updated Jul 31, 2020 at 10:58 am EDT

Blood samples from volunteers are handled in the laboratory at Imperial College in London, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Ontario reported 134 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, breaking a two-day trend of fewer than 100 new cases.

The province had reported 76 cases on Wednesday and 89 cases on Thursday.

Friday’s total was the highest since 137 new cases were reported on Sunday.

There are now 39,209 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the province with just over 89 per cent of those infected having recovered.

Of Friday’s new cases, Ottawa and Windsor-Essex reported the highest total with 26 and 24 respectively. Twenty-eight of 34 public health units reported five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases.

On the day both Peel and Toronto entered Stage 3 in the province, they reported 20 and 19 new cases, respectively.

Once again, the number of new infections among people 39 and younger continues to climb with 92 reported cases. Only 44 new cases in people 40 and older were recorded.

Three more deaths were reported, bringing the provincial total up to 2,775.

The province completed 30,033 tests in the previous 24 hour period – the first time in two weeks the number of tests processed has exceeded 30,000.

While the number of hospitalizations continued to decline, falling to under 80, the number of patients in the ICU and on ventilators remained virtually unchanged.