Largest number of new infections reported in Ontario since late July

148 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Saturday

For the eighth time in the past nine days, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario has topped 100.

Health officials reported 148 new infections on Saturday. This is the largest amount of new cases recorded since July 24.

The province said that 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer cases, with 18 reporting no new cases.

There was one new death reported. A person under the age of 19 who had the virus. No word if this individual’s death was listed as COVID-19 or if the person had underlying health issues.

The province reported 51 patients with the virus are being cared for in Ontario hospitals. The number of people being treated in the intensive care unit remains stable.

More than 56 per cent of Saturday’s reported cases are in people under the age of 40.

There were 32,100 tests processed in the past 24 hours.