The number of active COVID-19 infections in Ontario continues to drop with recoveries outpacing new cases once again today.
The province reported 130 new cases of the virus on Saturday, up slightly from the 116 confirmed in the previous epidemiological summary.
With 267 more resolved cases over the past 24-hour period, there are now 137 fewer active cases in Ontario today.
The total number of active cases in Ontario now stands at 1,462.
The rolling five-day average also dropped to 129 on Saturday, down from 150 one week earlier.
With nearly 30,000 tests processed in the past 24 hours, the province’s case positivity rate is now 0.43 per cent.
Six more deaths were reported in the province today, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths to 2,716.
Including deaths and recoveries, Ontario has seen 36,594 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
The majority of new cases continue to come from local health units in the Greater Toronto Area.
In Saturday’s report, 42 new cases were confirmed in Toronto and 26 in Peel Region.
York Region Public Health and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit each reported 12 new cases.
“Locally, 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases at all,” Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted on Saturday.
The number of people hospitalized with the virus increased by one today, bringing the total number of virus-related hospitalizations to 128.
The number of people in intensive care dropped to 31 from 34 one day prior.
More than 50 per cent of new cases (69) were in people between the ages of 19 and 39.
Only 10 new cases were reported in people ages 80 and older.
Three new outbreaks were reported in long-term care homes and there are currently 42 active outbreaks in long-term care facilities, the province says.