Ontario reported 206 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 33,301.
It’s the first time in a week that the province has reported more than 200 cases, though Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter that “we shouldn’t draw too many conclusions from one day’s data.”
“In fact, with 218 more resolved, we continue to see a persistent decline in active cases, with 12 fewer today and over 1,500 fewer active cases in the province as compared to early last week,” she added.
Thirty-one new deaths were also announced on Saturday, bringing the total fatalities attributed to the virus in the province to 2,595. That’s the largest single-day increase in deaths since June 6.
A total of 28,468 cases are considered resolved, which makes up 85.5 per cent of all confirmed cases.
Nearly 27,400 additional tests have been conducted — remaining near all-time highs — bringing the total number completed in the province to 1,151,319. Around 17,000 cases are under investigation.
Of Saturday’s new cases, 125, or 61 per cent, are from Toronto and Peel Region.
The reported number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 333 (up by two), with 80 in intensive care (down by two) and 63 on a ventilator (down by two).
The newly-reported numbers are valid as of 2 p.m. Friday for Toronto, Ottawa, and London and 4 p.m. for the rest of the province.
Here is a breakdown of Ontario’s cases by age and gender:
- 15,085 people are male
- 17,946 people are female
- 1,504 people are 19 and under
- 9,417 people are 20 to 39
- 10,178 people are 40 to 59
- 6,430 people are 60 to 79
- 5,762 people are 80 and over
According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 1,799 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, the same as Friday. There are currently 67 outbreaks in long-term care homes, an increase of one.
The ministry also indicated there are currently 252 active confirmed cases among long-term care residents and 356 among staff.
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