Ontario reports 121 new COVID-19 cases

Public health officials have confirmed the lowest single-day increase in more than a week


Provincial public health officials have reported the lowest single-day increase in new COVID-19 infections in more than a week.

There were 121 new cases recorded in Ontario since yesterday. That’s also the lowest number of new cases since June 26 when 111 new cases were reported.

The increase is also down from Friday when 165 new lab-confirmed cases were reported.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Saturday that 21 of today’s new cases are the result of targeted testing among farm workers in Windsor-Essex.

“With 174 more resolved, there are 53 fewer active cases in the province,” she said. “Locally, 29 of Ontario’s 34 [public health units] are reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases. Having processed over 21,000 tests yesterday, our positivity rate remains at all time lows.”

Toronto reported 27 new cases, Peel Region recorded 23 more infections and York Region confirmed another 20 cases.

In total, Ontario has had 35,656 COVID-19 cases. Of those, 31,083 – or 87 per cent – are resolved.

Five more people have died since yesterday. In total, the virus has killed 2,687 people in Ontario.

There are 150 people in hospital, with 39 in intensive care and 26 in intensive care on ventilators.

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