Ontario reports 1,873 new coronavirus cases, 17 deaths

Ontario reported 1,873 new cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 138,504.

Seventeen deaths were also reported, raising the provincial death toll to 3,933.

“Locally, there are 522 new cases in Toronto, 436 in Peel, 185 in York Region and 109 in Hamilton,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

“There are 1,918 more resolved cases.”

A total of 118,350 cases are considered resolved.

Read more: York Region to enter lockdown zone in Ontario’s COVID-19 pandemic plan

More than 65,200 additional tests were completed, which is an all-time high. Ontario has now completed a total of 6,904,453 tests, while 67,654 remain under investigation.

The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 3.2 per cent, which is the same as Friday and down from last Saturday when it was 3.4 per cent.

There are 855 people hospitalized with the virus (up by 47), with 237 in intensive care (up by two) and 143 on a ventilator (up by 19).

The newly reported numbers for Saturday’s report were pulled from the provincial database Friday afternoon. Hospitalization numbers are valid as of Thursday.

More to come.

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