Ontario reports 157 new COVID-19 cases

TORONTO – Ontario is reporting 157 new cases of COVID-19 and seven new deaths related to the novel coronavirus.

The total number of cases now stands at 35,068, which includes 30,344 marked as resolved and 2,672 deaths.

The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 dropped to 213 on Tuesday from 232 the day before.

The numbers of people in intensive care and using ventilators also dropped.

Ontario’s health minister says the province completed more than 23,700 tests for the novel coronavirus over the previous 24 hours.

Christine Elliott says 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer new cases.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 30, 2020.