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UPDATE: Ontario, Ottawa reporting slight dip in COVID-19 numbers; Ontario still in triple digits

The province is reporting 124 new cases (down from 134 that was reported Friday) — 17 of which are in Ottawa. 
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Ontario is starting off the month of August still with the number of new COVID-19 cases in the triple digits, although they are dipping. Ottawa, too, is on the decline.

According to Saturday’s report, the province is reporting 124 new cases (down from 134 that was reported Friday) — 17 of which are in Ottawa, that's down from 26 that were reported Friday (which is about a 34 per cent decrease in one day). 

That means the province now stands at 39,209 cases, while Ottawa now has 2,539 total cases since the pandemic started. 

The province is also reporting two deaths, none of which are in Ottawa — the city remains at 264 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The province’s death toll is now at 2,777.

The number of active patients across the province is 1,319 —250 of which are located in Ottawa. That means about 19 per cent of active cases are in the city.

The 20-29 cohort has the most numbest of cases overall with 6,381, following by 50-59 year olds with 6,729 total cases. 

There are 163 more resolved cases as of Saturday.

Ontario has processed 33,282 tests — the most test completed since June 27 when the province completed 33,492 tests. 

That brings the total number of tests processed to 2,205,254.

Ottawa is also reporting 12 outbreaks in healthcare and childcare establishments.

The most new cases in Ottawa were reported in 20-29 year olds; 30-39 yar olds and 70-79 year ods, with each reporting three new cases. 

No new cases have been reported in kids 0-9 years of age, but two have been reported in the 10-19 cohort. 

There are 11 people in hospital, with four in the ICU. 


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