New COVID-19 cases in Ontario cracks the 100 mark for the first time in a week

Spike comes as Windsor-Essex joins the rest Ontario in Stage 3 of the province's reopening plan

The streak is over.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario topped 100 on Monday for the first time in a week.

The province reported 115 cases, a jump from the 79 confirmed on Sunday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott put a positive spin on the numbers.

“We shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that thanks to your efforts the trend in the province remains downward.” Elliot tweeted.

Province-wide, 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases.

There were more than 22,000 tests processed over the past 24 hours, down from the 28,000 completed a day earlier.

The jump in new cases came on the same day Windsor-Essex was allowed to join the rest of the province in Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan.

In Simcoe Muskoka, the health unit reported two new cases of the virus on Monday since the last update on Friday. A person in Barrie between the age of 18 and 34, and an individual in New Tecumseth between the age of 45-64.

There have been 667 cases of the virus in Simcoe Muskoka and 618 of those people have recovered. Only person in the region with COVID-19 is in hospital.