Ontario reports 653 new coronavirus cases after record number of tests completed

Ontario reported 653 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 53,633.

“Locally, there are 284 new cases in Toronto, 104 in Peel and 97 in Ottawa,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

“Sixty-four per cent of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40. There are 435 more resolved cases.”

Elliott said the province completed nearly 46,300 additional tests, which is a single-day record.

“Due to a data review at [Toronto Public Health], a number of cases and deaths that occurred in the spring or summer are being reported today,” Elliott noted.

It’s unclear how many of the new cases being reported are old.

A total of 41 deaths were reported on Saturday, 37 of which are from the spring or summer and part of the data remediation.

The provincial death toll now stands at 2,968.

More to come.

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