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70 new COVID cases confirmed in Ontario today, lowest since March

This is the sixth consecutive day the province has reported fewer than 100 new cases
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Public Health Ontario has, for the sixth day in a row, reported fewer than 100 new cases of COVID. 

Today, the public health agency has confirmed 70 new cases, which is the lowest reported in a day since the middle of March. 

The province also noted one new death related to the coronavirus – an individual between the ages of 60 and 79 years old. 

Ontario reported another 26,008 tests processed in 24 hours. In the early days of the pandemic, the daily testing capacity was below 10,000 tests. By April 8, the province had completed 84,601 COVID tests and confirmed 5,276 positive coronavirus cases, for a positivity rate around six per cent. Currently, the positivity rate is below one per cent (which is the percentage of tests that come back positive). To date, public health labs have completed 2,372,441 COVID tests.

For today's epidemiological summary, 15 of the 34 health units in Ontario have reported zero new cases, and 14 have reported five or fewer cases. Ottawa reported 13 new cases, Peel reported 13 new cases, and Toronto reported a single new case.

Included in today's 70 new cases are 30 people between the ages of 20 and 39, and 24 people between the ages of 40 and 59. There are no new cases in people over the age of 80. 

Based on the information included in the provincial summary, there are 1,052 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, including 53 individuals who are hospitalized with the coronavirus. There are 27 COVID patients in intensive care units and 12 patients on ventilators. 

To date, Public Health Ontario has reported 39,967 cases of COVID-19, with 36,131 of those cases now listed as recovered, and 2,784 cases ending in death.




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