Shomporko Desk:-Ontario is reporting a slight increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases.
Health officials recorded 130 new cases of the infection on Saturday, carrying the provincial absolute to 36,594.
The province additionally included six COVID-19 related passings, carrying the complete number of fatalities to 2,716.
Of the new cases in Ontario, 82 are between the ages of 20 and 59. There are 20 patients who are 19 years old or younger and 28 patients who are over the age of 59.
The majority of total deaths to date have been reported in people over the age of 79. One person under the age of 19 who had COVID-19 has died in Ontario, but it is not clear if the death was caused by the disease or other health issues.
The number of resolved patients also increased on Saturday by 267.
Officials confirmed an additional 116 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday. This comes after 170 new cases were reported on Thursday, the highest number noted in more than a week.
In the last 24 hours, just over 29,500 COVID-19 tests were conducted by officials.
Ontario health officials have conducted more than 1.6 million tests for the disease since the pandemic was declared.
More than 22,000 tests are still under investigation.
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News source: CTV News