Ontario Reports 809 New Cases of COVID-19, Total Deaths Surpassing 3,000

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Ontario saw a drop in new COVID-19 cases on Saturday as the death toll from the virus surpassed 3,000.Provincial health officials reported 809 new cases on Saturday – a day after confirming a record high of 939 coronavirus cases.

Seven other new deaths were reported, bringing the provincial total to over 3,000.

Toronto leads with 358 new cases, followed by Peel with 123 and 94 in Ottawa.

The province has implemented new restrictions for the next 28 days in these three zones, which will ban meals and drinks inside bars, restaurants, nightclubs and food courts, while all gyms , cinemas and casinos have been closed.

The province says it processed 44,298 tests in the previous 24 hours, which is the lowest number of tests done in the past three days. The backlog of tests increased slightly to just over 56,000.

The number of hospitalizations fell slightly to 213 while intensive care and ventilator patients remained unchanged.

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