Ontario reports 266 new coronavirus cases as death toll surpasses 2,500

Ontario reported 266 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 31,992.

This is the sixth day in a row with under 300 new cases reported, though it’s higher than Friday which saw 182 cases.

Nine new deaths were also announced, bringing the total fatalities attributed to the virus in the province to 2,507.

A total of 26,538 cases are considered resolved, which makes up 83 per cent of all confirmed cases.

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More than 27,400 additional tests have been conducted — remaining near an all-time high — bringing the total number completed in the province to 980,471. Around 26,200 cases are under investigation.

The reported number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 489, with 110 in intensive care and 68 on a ventilator.

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.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 1,786 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario. There are currently 63 outbreaks in long-term care homes.

More to come.

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