Ontario confirmed 78 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, but said updated data from Toronto Public Health was not available at the time of reporting, leading to an “underestimation” of the daily count.
Toronto Public Health later explained that a technical glitch prevented the data from being reported. The issue has since been resolved.
“There were 24 new cases reported today in Toronto. There were also 24 previously reported cases removed from the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city through routine data quality assurance work,” explained TPH Associated Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vinita Dubey.
“As such, Toronto’s current case count is unchanged and remains at 15,548 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
No new deaths were reported by the province, leaving the death toll at 2,787.
The province now has 40,367 confirmed cases, with 90.9 per cent considered resolved.
Today, Ontario is reporting 78 cases of #COVID19, a 0.2% increase—however, updated numbers from the Toronto Public Health CORES system were not available. Yesterday, the province processed nearly 30,000 tests.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) August 13, 2020
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