Shomporko Desk:-TORONTO – Ontario has reported a dip in the number of new COVID-19 cases on Saturday contrasted with the about 200 infections logged the day earlier.
On Friday, provincial health officials logged 195 new diseases of the novel coronavirus. That number dropped to 138 on Saturday.
Over the past 10 days, the province has seen the everyday case tally extend somewhere in the range of 102 and 203.
Of the new patients confirmed on Saturday, 66 per cent are younger than 40.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the province is now 38,543.
One additional death was confirmed by provincial health officials on Saturday, bringing Ontario’s death toll to 2,759.
There are currently 97 COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals. Of those patients, 30 are being treated in the intensive care unit and 21 of those are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.
The number of recovered patients in Ontario is now 34,240.
Twenty-seven of Ontario’s 34 local public health units recorded five of fewer cases on Saturday. Sixteen of those regions recorded zero cases.
According to Saturday’s epidemiological summary, there are 28 new infections in Ottawa, 33 in Windsor-Essex, 23 in Toronto and 12 in Peel Region.
Toronto, Peel Region and Windsor-Essex have all been held back from advancing to Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan due to their daily case counts.
As of Friday, the rest of Ontario is in Stage 3.
Photo credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
News source: CTV News