Ontario reports 173 new COVID-19 cases, three more deaths


TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 173 new cases of COVID-19 today, and three more deaths.

It’s the lowest number of new cases since late March and brings the province to a total of 32,917.

That’s an increase of 0.5 per cent over the previous day, the lowest growth rate since early March.

The total includes 2,553 deaths and 28,004 resolved cases — with those now making up more than 85 per cent of the province’s total.

The numbers of patients with COVID-19 in hospital, in intensive care and on ventilators all dropped to their lowest levels since the province started publicly reporting those figures at the beginning of April.

More than half of the province’s new cases come from Toronto, with 70 cases, and Peel Region, with 27.

Along with Windsor-Essex, those are the only areas not yet proceeding to Stage 2 of reopening as of Friday.