Ontario Reports 130 New COVID-19 Cases While Number of Active Infections Continues to Fall


The number of active COVID-19 cases in Ontario continues to decline, with recoveries once again exceeding new cases today.

On Saturday, the province reported 130 new cases of the virus, a slight increase from the 116 confirmed in the previous epidemiological summary.

With 267 more cases resolved in the past 24 hours, there are now 137 fewer active cases in Ontario today.

The total number of active cases in Ontario now stands at 1,462.

Six other deaths have been reported in the province today, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 2,716.

Including deaths and recoveries, Ontario has recorded 36,594 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

The majority of new cases continue to come from local health units in the Greater Toronto Area.

In Saturday’s report, 42 new cases were confirmed in Toronto and 26 in the Peel region.

York Region Public Health and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit each reported 12 new cases.

Nearly 30,000 tests have been done in the past 24 hours, Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Saturday.

“Locally, 28 of 34 public health units in Ontario have reported five or fewer cases, and 18 of them have not reported any new cases,” Elliott tweeted on Saturday.


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