Ontario Reports 116 New COVID-19 Cases, 30K Tests Done

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Ontario health officials reported 116 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday, in a near-record volume of tests in provincial labs.

The province reported 124 new cases on Saturday and 134 on Friday after just two days of a double-digit increase.

“Locally, 27 of 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, 16 of them not reporting any new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott wrote on Twitter.

She said another 122 patients have recovered in the past 24 hours.

Provincial laboratories produced about 30,000 test samples, almost a record.

There are now 1,312 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, with 2,778 deaths and 35,359 people who have recovered.

More than 39,400 people have had laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus since the outbreak reached Ontario in late January.

Sixty-two percent of those newly infected were under 39 years old.

Provincial laboratories produced about 30,000 test samples, almost a record.

Ottawa reported 16 new cases, while Peel Region reported 14 new cases and York Region reported 20 new infections.

Toronto has reported nine new cases and Windsor-Essex has reported 13.

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