TORONTO —
Ontario reported greater than 100 new COVID-19 instances for the second day in a row after dipping into the double digits late earlier this week.

On Saturday, Ontario well being officers reported 124 instances of the novel coronavirus, down barely from the 134 that was reported on Friday.

In addition they reported two new deaths associated to the illness, bringing the province’s demise toll as much as 2,777.

The overall variety of lab-confirmed instances of COVID-19 in Ontario now stands at 39,333, together with deaths and recoveries.

The brand new sufferers confirmed on Saturday come after officers reported fewer than 100 instances of COVID-19 for 2 days, recording 89 new infections on Thursday and 76 on Wednesday.

This marked the primary time because the finish of March the place the province has seen a each day case rely underneath 100.

The vast majority of Saturday’s COVID-19 sufferers are between the ages of 20 and 59. Twelve of the sufferers are underneath the age of 20 whereas 23 are over the age of 60.

There are 73 folks at the moment are at the moment being handled for COVID-19 in a hospital. Of these sufferers, 27 are within the intensive care unit and 12 are respiratory with the help of a ventilator.

“Hospitalizations proceed to say no, with fewer sufferers within the ICU and on ventilators right now as effectively,” Ontario Well being Minister Christine Elliott stated in a put up to social media.

The place are the brand new instances?

Twenty-eight of the 34 native public well being models within the province are reporting 5 or fewer instances of the illness, and 16 of them are reporting no new infections.

Peel Area recorded the very best variety of COVID-19 instances on Saturday with 33 new infections. Ottawa confirmed 17 new infections whereas Toronto and Windsor-Essex each reported 16 instances of the novel coronavirus

Each Peel Area and Toronto moved to Stage 3 of the province’s financial reopening plan on Friday.

Windsor-Essex is the one area in Ontario that has remained in Stage 2.

COVID-19 testing in Ontario

Greater than 2.2 million COVID-19 assessments have been performed because the pandemic was declared.

Within the final 24 hours, greater than 33,000 assessments have been performed.

Near 27,000 assessments stay underneath investigation.