Near-record number of lab tests processed as Ontario reported 116 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday

Young adults make up the bulk of new COVID-19 cases

The province added 116 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday as Ontario processed more than 30,000 tests, a near-record.

The caseload count on Saturday was 124 and 134 on Friday.

Province-wide, 27 of 34 public health units reported five or fewer cases Sunday, with 16 of them reporting no new cases.

There have been 39,400 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began earlier this year. There have been 2,778 deaths and 35,359 people have recovered, while there are now 1,312 remaining active cases in Ontario.

Of those newly infected, 62 per cent were under the age of 39.

Ontario’s hospitalization rate is stable. There are 72 people with the virus in the province who are receiving hospital care.