Ontario reports 166 new coronavirus cases marking highest increase in over a week

Ontario reported 166 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 37,440.

It’s the highest single-day increase since July 9 when 170 cases were reported.

“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 of today’s cases are from Windsor-Essex.”

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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 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.

More to come.

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