New COVID-19 cases in Ontario surpass 100 for second day in a row

Published Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:13AM EDT

Last Updated Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:25AM EDT

For the second straight day, the number of new COVID-19 infections in Ontario surpassed 100.

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott confirmed that 124 new cases of the virus were recorded over the past 24 hours, down from the 134 reported one day earlier.

Elliott said more than 33,000 tests were processed over the past 24 hours, resulting in a case positivity rate of 0.4 per cent.

“Locally, 28 of 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases,” Elliott said in a tweet. “Hospitalizations continue to decline, with fewer patients in ICU and on ventilators today as well.”

With 163 more cases considered to be resolved, recoveries outpaced new cases by 39 today.

More to come…