Ontario reports 148 new coronavirus cases marking largest single-day increase since July 24

Ontario reported 148 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 42,083.

It’s the largest single-day increase in cases since July 24 when 195 were reported.

“Locally, 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 reporting no new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

Ontario has reported 100 or more new coronavirus cases each day over the past week, with the exception of Wednesday.

Elliott said more than 32,100 additional tests have been conducted, which is among all-time highs.

More to come. 

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