130 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ontario on Saturday, as recoveries continue to outpace new cases

Nearly 30,000 tests were completed in the last 24 hours

A slight increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario.

The province reported 130 new cases of the virus on Saturday compared to the 116 confirmed the previous day.

There were six more deaths reported in the province, which brings the total number of virus-related deaths to 2,716.

Recoveries continue to outpace new cases. The total number of active cases in Ontario is 1,462.

Including deaths and recoveries, Ontario has seen 36,594 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

The province said 29,500 tests were processed in the past 24 hours.

Health Minister Christine Elliot said that 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer cases with 18 of them reporting no new cases at all.

The majority of new cases are in the Greater Toronto area and Windsor Essex.