Ontario is reporting a rise in the number of new COVID-19 cases after several days of infection numbers below the 800 mark.
Provincial health officials logged 805 new infections of the novel coronavirus on Saturday after four days of cases numbers in the 700s.
The province had reported 712 cases on Friday, 783 on Thursday, 721 on Wednesday and 746 on Tuesday. On Monday, health officials reported 807 new cases in Ontario.
Health officials also reported on Saturday that ten more people have died due to COVID-19, including five residents of long-term care homes.
On Friday, the province confirmed that nine people died due to the disease. Five of those patients were also residents of long-term care homes.
There were nine deaths reported this past Tuesday, but prior to that, it had been months since the fatality number had been that high. The province’s death toll is now 3,041.
There were 682 more cases considered to be resolved by officials on Saturday. The province now has a total of 54,686 recovered patients.
There are 278 people being treated for COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals. Of those patients, 72 are in the intensive care unit and 42 are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.
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News source: CTV News