Friday, 07 August, 2020

COVID-19 smartphone app now available for download

Ontario records fewer than 100 new COVID-19 cases for second straight day Ontario reports less than 100 COVID-19 cases for 2nd day in a row
Deanna Wagner | 01 August, 2020, 19:53

It's the first time since late March, that Ontario has seen fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19 in two consecutive days.

This decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local medical officers of health and is based on positive local trends of key public health indicators, including lower transmission of COVID-19, ongoing hospital capacity, public health capacity to conduct rapid case and contact management, and a significant increase in testing.

Ford tried to ease any privacy concerns about the app, which issues alerts for any exposures of more than 15 minutes to fellow users who have tested positive for the virus in the previous two weeks - the maximum incubation period for COVID-19.

Health officials said 86,367 people have been tested for the virus and 325 people have recovered from COVID-19. Of the recent patients, 22 of them were identified in Windsor-Essex, which now remains the only region in Ontario to still be in Stage 2, after both Peel and Toronto were given the green light to move to Stage 3 on Friday.

Quebec reported 122 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death in the past 24 hours.

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More than 63 per cent of Thursday's new cases are in people under the age of 40. No new deaths were announced to add to its current eight.

No new cases were reported in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador nor any of the territories. Five new deaths were also recorded to bring its total to 195.

More than 92,000 people in Saskatchewan have been tested for the virus.

Prince Edward Island or Yukon did not release any new COVID-19 numbers on Wednesday. Before the recent stretch, the province hadn't recorded a triple-digit daily case increase since May 1.

The total number of coronavirus cases across the world hovered just below 17 million by Wednesday evening, according to a tally from John's Hopkins University.