- According to health officials in Ontario, 1,563 people with COVID-19 and 204 are in intensive care.
- Due to testing difficulties and backlogs, the province registered 2,164 new cases of COVID-19, but health experts caution that this number could be underestimated.
- The province has determined that 2,820 more cases of the condition needed to be resolved, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 1,235,302.
According to Ontario health officials, 1,563 persons with COVID-19 are now in hospitals, with 204 of them in intensive care.
On Saturday, the overall number of persons in hospital with the condition fell marginally from 1,662 on Friday to 1,563.
On Saturday, the number of persons in intensive care units in the province fell marginally from 210 the day before to 204.
COVID-19 has also claimed the lives of 24 other people in the last 30 days.
12,962 people have died as a result of the pandemic since it began.
On Saturday, the province recorded 2,164 new cases of COVID-19, but health officials warn that this figure can be underestimated due to testing constraints and backlogs.
The Ministry of Health reports that the province’s positivity rate is around 13.1%, based on 14,521 tests processed in the last 24 hours.
Officials recorded 519 additional cases in Toronto, 168 additional cases in York Region, 162 fresh cases in Peel Region, and 100 new instances in Durham Region, including 66 new cases in Halton Region in the Greater Toronto Area.
In Hamilton, officials recorded 119 new cases. On Saturday, all other regions reported less than 100 new cases.
As of Saturday, the province had judged 2,820 more cases of the disease to be resolved, bringing the total number of recovered patients in Ontario to 1,235,302.
The overall number of lab-confirmed cases in Ontario now stands at 1,272,972.
In long-term care institutions across Ontario, the ministry reported 106 resident cases, including 30 staff cases. Residents in long-term care were involved in three of the 24 fatalities reported on Saturday.
According to officials, an outbreak has been reported in at least 203 long-term care facilities.
Source: Global news
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