New COVID-19 caseload in Ontario tops 200 for a second straight day

This is the first time since early June the infection rate has topped 200 on consecutive days

For the first time since June 10 and 11, Ontario reported back-to-back COVID-19 infection rates above 200.

The province reported 232 cases on Saturday, up from 213 on Friday. Toronto is reporting 77 cases, 62 in Peel and 27 in Ottawa. Just like yesterday, health authorities said 67 per cent of Saturday’s cases are in people under the age of 40.

More than 35,000 tests were processed.

Hospitalizations, ICU admissions and vented patients all declined on Saturday. The province said 43 patients with COVID-19 are receiving treatment at Ontario hospitals.

Province-wide, 27 of 34 public health units reported five or fewer cases, with 14 of those reporting no new cases.

Of the 44,300 people who have been infected with the virus, 89 per cent of those patients have recovered.