Ontario’s new COVID-19 cases surpass 100 for second day in a row


For the second day in a row, the number of new COVID-19 infections in Ontario has exceeded 100.

Ontario reported 124 new cases of the virus today, down slightly from the 134 reported a day earlier.

With 89 new cases confirmed Thursday, 76 Wednesday and 111 Tuesday, the five-day moving average of new infections in Ontario now stands at 107, down from 160 a week ago.

Over 33,000 tests have been processed in the past 24 hours, resulting in a case positivity rate of 0.4%.

Nearly 27,000 cases remain under investigation.

“Locally, 28 of 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, 16 of which are not reporting any new cases,” Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott said in a tweet .

Peel Region has seen a notable spike in new cases with 33 reported in the past 24 hours, more than double the number of new infections reported in Toronto (16).

Seventeen new cases were reported in Ottawa and 16 were confirmed in Windsor-Essex today.

People under 40 accounted for just over 50% of all new infections (66).

Two more deaths were reported on Saturday, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths to 2,777.

The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario is now 39,333, but only 1,319 are still considered active.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus continues to decline in the province.

There are 73 people infected with COVID-19 receiving treatment in hospitals in Ontario and of these, 27 are in intensive care and 12 are on ventilators.

The number of active outbreaks in long-term care homes rose to 35 on Saturday after a new outbreak was confirmed in the past 24 hours.

New cases in the GTA:

Peel Region: 33

Toronto: 16:

York Region: 7

Halton: 3

Durham: 0


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