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88 new coronavirus cases reported, 5th day under 100 cases in Ontario

Last Updated Aug 7, 2020 at 4:29 pm EDT

In this July 23, 2020, file photo, health care workers prepare a COVID-19 test sample before a person self-administered a test at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Miami-Dade County Auditorium in Miami (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Ontario reported 88 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday – the fifth day in a row the number fell below 100.

The seven-day rolling average also fell below 100 and now sits at 98.

The total number of cases now stands at 39,897, with just over 90 per cent of those patients having recovered.

For the third time this week, no new deaths were reported leaving the provincial death toll at 2,783.

Just over 25,000 tests were completed over the last 24 hour period, marking the fifth consecutive day that the province failed to process more than 30,000 tests which were the norm in the previous week.

After climbing slightly on Thursday, the number of hospitalizations fell again while those patients in ICU and on a ventilator remained virtually unchanged.

Toronto Public Health reported 12 new cases of coronavirus on Friday. The total number of cases in the city now stands at 15,484 with almost 91 per cent of those infected having recovered.

For the third day in a row, city health officials reported no new deaths leaving the death toll at 1,161.