Ontario reported 157 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, no significant increase in Windsor-Essex
The majority of new infections were in Toronto, Peel and York
The province confirmed 157 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and just 17 of those new cases were in Windsor-Essex, which has been dealing with a significant outbreak among migrant farm workers.
There was an additional seven new deaths from the virus. The provincial death toll is 2,672.
Health Minister Christine Elliot tweeted that 99 of Tuesday’s cases, or 63%, were from Toronto, Peel and York. Elliot said 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases with 22 of them reporting no new cases at all.
Today, Ontario is reporting 157 new cases of #COVID19, a 0.4% increase. Locally, 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases with fully 22 of them reporting no new cases at all. 99 of today’s cases, or 63%, are from Toronto, Peel and York.— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) June 30, 2020
Tuesday’s COVID-19 tally is a significant decline from the 257 new cases reported Monday, though all but 80 of those cases were found among migrant farmer workers in Windsor-Essex.
The health minister said testing of temporary workers continues.
The province processed 23,759 tests in the last 24 hours and there have been more than 35,000 confirmed COVID-19 infections since the outbreak began in late January.