Ontario reports just over 100 new cases of COVID-19

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TORONTO – Health officials in Ontario reported just over 100 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. The 108 new infections bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario to 41,287.

A day earlier, the province had added 131 cases of the novel coronavirus, although Health Minister Christine Elliott said that number was an overestimate due to an issue that resulted in missing numbers on Thursday.

According to Saturday’s epidemiological summary, one additional death has been recorded as a result of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The death toll from COVID-19 in Ontario now stands at 2,797.

In addition, 90 other infections are now considered resolved by the Ministry of Health. Since the start of the pandemic, 37,487 patients in Ontario have recovered from the virus.

Most of the new cases added on Saturday were reported in people between the ages of 20 and 39.

Where are the new COVID-19 cases?

Of the province’s 34 public health units, 27 have reported fewer than five new cases of COVID-19.

Toronto (25), Region of Peel (25) and Ottawa (14) account for the majority of the 108 new cases reported on Saturday.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 remain relatively low with 40 patients in Ontario hospitals. Of these 40 patients, 13 are treated in an intensive care unit, seven of whom breathe using a ventilator.

Update on COVID-19 Testing in Ontario

The province has performed nearly 29,000 tests for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Nearly 2,750,000 tests have been processed since the start of the epidemic at the end of January.

At least 19,941 tests are currently under investigation.

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