Ontario Records Over 100 New COVID-19 Cases For Second Day In A Row

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TORONTO – Ontario has reported more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row after plunging into double digits earlier this week. Ontario health officials reported 124 cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, down slightly from the 134 cases reported on Friday.

They also reported two new deaths linked to the disease, bringing the death toll in the province to 2,777.

The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario now stands at 39,333, including deaths and recoveries.

The new patients confirmed on Saturday come after authorities reported fewer than 100 cases of COVID-19 for two days, recording 89 new infections on Thursday and 76 on Wednesday.

It was the first time since the end of March that the province has seen a daily number of cases below 100.

The majority of Saturday’s COVID-19 patients are between the ages of 20 and 59. Twelve of the patients are under 20 and 23 are over 60.

There are currently 73 people being treated for COVID-19 in a hospital. Of these patients, 27 are in the intensive care unit and 12 are breathing using a ventilator.

“Hospitalizations continue to decline, with fewer ICU patients and ventilators today,” Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a social media post.

Where are the new cases?

Twenty-eight of the province’s 34 local public health units report five or fewer cases of the disease, and 16 of them report no new infections.

Peel Region recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases on Saturday with 33 new infections. Ottawa has confirmed 17 new infections while Toronto and Windsor-Essex have both reported 16 cases of the new coronavirus

On Friday, Peel Region and Toronto moved to Stage 3 of the province’s economic reopening plan.

Windsor-Essex is the only region in Ontario to remain in Stage 2.

Test of COVID-19 in Ontario

More than 2.2 million COVID-19 tests have been performed since the declaration of the pandemic.

In the past 24 hours, over 33,000 tests have been performed.

Nearly 27,000 tests remain under investigation.

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