Ontario reports more than 1,800 new coronavirus cases for 2nd straight day

Ontario reported 1,822 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 113,038.

It’s the second day in a row the province has reported more than 1,800 new cases. On Friday, 1,855 were reported which was the largest single-day increase in cases for Ontario since the pandemic began.

“Locally, there are 566 new cases in Toronto, 516 in Peel, 145 in York Region, 105 in Waterloo and 102 in Hamilton,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

“There are 1,510 more resolved cases.”

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More than 55,000 additional tests were completed in the last day. Ontario has now completed a total of 6,181,551 tests, while 56,219 remain under investigation.

Twenty-nine more deaths were also announced on Saturday, bringing the provincial death toll to 3,642.

The newly reported numbers are valid as of Friday afternoon.

There are 595 people hospitalized with the virus (up by 54), with 155 in intensive care (up by four) and 99 on ventilators (down by two).

More to come.

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