Shomporko Desk:-Ontario reported 166 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, carrying the provincial total to 37,440.
It’s the highest single-day increase since July 9 when 170 cases were accounted for.
“While a slight uptick over the past few days, 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are still reporting five or fewer cases, with 15 of them reporting no new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.
Forty-seven cases were from Toronto, 47 from Windsor-Essex, 19 from Ottawa, and 13 from Peel Region.
Two new deaths were also announced on Saturday, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,748.
A total of 33,294 cases are considered resolved, which makes up 88.9 per cent of all confirmed cases.
Nearly 29,000 additional tests have been processed, bringing the total number of tests completed in the province to 1,839,332.
The reported number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 105 (down by three), with 33 in intensive care (up by three) and 22 on a ventilator (up by one).
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.
According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 1,841 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, an increase of two. There are currently 17 outbreaks in long-term care homes, a decrease of one.
There are 39 active cases among long-term care residents and 63 among staff.
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News source: Global News