Ontario reports 160 new coronavirus cases, 8 deaths as record number of tests conducted

Ontario reported 160 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 34,476.

Eight new deaths were also announced, bringing the total fatalities attributed to the virus in the province to 2,652.

A total of 29,932 cases are considered resolved, which makes up 86.8 per cent of all confirmed cases.

“Yesterday, the province processed a record-setting number of tests at 33,492. As a result, our positivity rate remains at all-time lows,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

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“With 178 more resolved, we continue to see a persistent decline in the number of active cases in the province.”

The reported number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 252 (down by four), with 54 in intensive care (down by seven) and 35 on a ventilator (down by six).

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 1,807 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, which is the same as Friday. There are 57 outbreaks in long-term care homes.

More to come. 

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