TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 70 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death related to the virus today.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says it marks the sixth consecutive day the province has reported fewer than 100 new cases of the virus.

The total number of cases is now 39,967, with 36,131 marked as resolved and 2,784 deaths.

Elliott says hospitalizations and ICU admissions have continued to decline, while the number of patients on ventilators remains stable.

The minister also says 29 out of 34 of the province’s public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 15 reporting no new cases.

The province says it has processed 26,000 tests over the last 24 hours.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on August 8, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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