COVID-19 numbers remain below 200 following slight weekend uptick

Just over 200 cases noted Saturday, below that point before and after

For the eighth time in nine days, Ontario is reporting fewer than 200 new cases of COVID-19.

Public Health Ontario is reporting 161 new cases of the virus in Monday’s update. Aside from an uptick on Saturday of 206 cases, the numbers have been consistently below the 200-mark.

Health officials also noted another 214 people who have recovered from COVID-19 since Sunday morning’s update, while there were another three deaths in connection to the virus.

To date, Ontario has seen 33,637 cases of COVID-19. Of those, 28,933 are recoveries, which is 86 percent of all cases. However, there have been 2,609 lives lost to COVID-19, 7.8 percent of all cases.

Over 21,000 tests were run in a day, and the province says there were over 10,000 waiting in backlog.