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70 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, lowest number since March

Last Updated Aug 8, 2020 at 4:14 pm EDT

In this March 11, 2020, file photo, a technician prepares COVID-19 coronavirus patient samples for testing. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/John Minchillo

Ontario confirms 70 new cases of COVID-19 today – the sixth day in a row that the number is below 100. Yesterday, the government reported 88 new cases.

The last time the number of new cases was under 75 was in early March.

One new death was reported for a total of 2,784.

The province now has 39,967 confirmed cases, with 90.4 per cent considered resolved.

Hospitalizations and ICU admissions have continued to decline, while the number of patients on ventilators remains stable.

The health minister says 29 out of 34 of the province’s public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 15 reporting no new cases.

The province processed 26,000 tests over the last 24 hours.

Toronto Public Health reported 10 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number in the city to 15,494.

For the first time in four days, the city reported one new death to raise the total to 1,162.

With files from The Canadian Press