More than 3,000 Ontarians have now died from COVID-19.
On Saturday, health officials reported another 809 new cases of the novel coronavirus, with the majority of infections logged in the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa.
The new cases speak to a reduction from the record-high 939 infections reported on Friday.
Officials also recorded another seven deaths related to the disease, bringing the total number of deaths to 3,004.
According to the province’s epidemiology report, at least five of the deaths were residents in long-term care homes. To date, 1,961 long-term care residents have died after contracting COVID-19.
Of the 3,004 deaths reported in the province, 12 were in people between the ages of 20 and 39 while 125 were between the ages of 40 and 59.
Seniors continue to be the demographic hardest hit by the disease. At least 799 people between the ages of 60 and 79 have died after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and 2,067 more deaths were logged in those over the age of 80.
One person under the age of 19 has died, although it is not clear if the death was caused by the disease or other health issues.
The total number of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario now stands at 58,490, including deaths and recoveries.
Nearly 44,300 COVID-19 tests were completed in the last 24 hours. More than 56,100 tests remain under investigation.
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News source: CTV News