TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 81 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths related to the virus.

The total number of cases now stands at 40,646, which includes 2,789 deaths and 36,953 cases marked as resolved.

Active hospitalizations increased by one between Saturday and Sunday, while ongoing ICU cases declined by two.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said the positivity rate on testing remains low.

Elliott also said that 31 of Ontario’s 34 public health regions reported five or fewer cases, while 17 reported no new cases.

The province was able to complete more than 30,000 tests in the previous day.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 16, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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