Ontario reports 2,357 new cases of COVID-19 and 27 new deaths on Saturday


Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ontario is reporting 2,357 new cases of COVID-19 and 27 new deaths on Saturday.

Locally, there are 665 new cases in Toronto, 448 in Peel Region, 174 in York Region and 170 in Windsor-Essex County.

It’s the fifth straight day that the province has recorded more than 2,000 new cases of the virus.

There were 2,290 new cases on Friday, 2,432 on Thursday, 2,139 on Wednesday and 2,275 on Tuesday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said the province’s network of labs processed more than 67,200 test samples of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, a record for the province. This is 1,046 fewer than the record 68,246 completed the previous day.

A total of 895 people are hospitalized with the virus. Of this number, 256 are in intensive care units, while 146 are breathing with the help of ventilators.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Ontario over the course of the pandemic is now up to 4,125. A total of 40 new deaths were reported on Friday.

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