Ontario reported 135 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

The dip in numbers comes as more health units could be allowed to move into Stage 3 reopening

After two straight days where the number of new COVID-19 cases topped 160, there was a rollback on Monday, with 135 new cases reported by the Ontario government.

The dip comes as there is speculation other regions of the province will be allowed to move into Stage 3 of the government’s reopening plan later this week.

Health Minister Christine Elliot tweeted that 28 of the province’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases at all.

In Simcoe Muskoka, the health unit reported four more cases of COVID-19 in Barrie since Friday’s update, along with one each in Collingwood, New Tecumseth, Midland, and Springwater. Eight in total were added to the region’s caseload.

The province processed nearly 21,000 tests on Sunday.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit was allowed to move into Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan last week, but several health units were left at Stage 2 including the Greater Toronto Area.