Ontario’s COVID-19 Cases Keep Sliding With Less Than 200 New Ones Today
182 new cases were reported today.
Ontarians got some good news regarding the pandemic on Friday. COVID-19 new case numbers keep dropping, and they were under 200 as of June 12. COVID-19 new cases in Ontario are at 182 today, which is the lowest we've seen since March 28.
According to the government of Ontario's website, 31,726 cases have been reported province-wide, but 82.5% have been resolved.
These 182 new cases are only a 0.6% increase and bring some good news to those who are hoping to continue to flatten the curve.
"With 182 new cases of #COVID19, today is the lowest day-over-day increase since March 28 and a positive sign that the downward trend in new cases is continuing," Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted.
"This is at a time when daily testing remains at all-time highs with over 28,000 tests processed yesterday."
According to CP24, the rolling five-day average of new cases over the last week now stands at 222 cases compared to 377 the week before.
Elliott also tweeted that "there are 120 fewer active cases of #COVID19 today. That means since Tuesday there are now 829 fewer active cases in the province."
Despite the dropping number of cases, there are still some hotspots for the virus across Ontario.
that they are now the provincial hotspot with 61 active cases per 100,000 residents.
City officials have blamed a high number of illegal public gatherings that continue to happen across the city.
Cases amongare also continuing to grow, and health officials are unsure why.
A weekly report from May 31 to June 6 states that "The percentage of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported amongst the age groups <20 and 20-29 have increased in recent weeks."
The cumulative number of cases in Ontario for ages 20-39 is at 8,783.