Ontario’s new COVID-19 caseload dips below 200 again

197 new cases of the virus, down from the 266 reported on Saturday

For the second time this week, the Ontario government has reported fewer than 200 new cases of COVID-19.

There were 197 new cases of the virus, a dip from the 266 reported on Saturday.

Health Minister Christine Elliot tweeted that 27 of Ontario’s 34 local public health units reported five or fewer new cases and 20 of those units reported no new cases at all.

More than 23,000 tests were processed.

There were 12 more deaths from COVID-19. This brings the provincial death toll to 2,519.

The number of lab-conformed cases of the virus in Ontario is 32,189. Of those, 26,961 are considered resolved or 83 per cent.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 dropped to 438 from 489 one day prior. There are 103 patients in intensive care units and 77 of those individuals are on ventilators.