New COVID-19 cases reported Saturday is the lowest in a week

111 cases were reported on June 26

The Ontario government reported 121 new cases of COVID 19 on Saturday.

The number is the lowest since June 26 when there were 111 cases over a 24-hour period.

“Locally, 29 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a message posted to Twitter. “Having processed over 21,000 tests yesterday, our positivity rate remains at all-time lows.”

There is also good news from the Greater Toronto Area. While 41 per cent of the new cases are either in Toronto or Peel Region. that’s down from more than 60 per cent at times this past week.

In Windsor-Essex, where the Ford government continues targeted testing on temporary farm workers, there were 21 new cases of COVID-19.

Five more deaths were reported in people who had the virus, which brings the provincial tally to 2,687.

The latest deaths were residents of long-term care homes. The number of long-term care residents who have contracted COVID-19 and have died is 1,717.

Hospitalizations because of COVID-19 continue to decline. In the last 24-hours, there were 150 patients being treated for the virus in Ontario hospitals and 35 of those people were in intensive care units.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 35,656 lab-confirmed cases of the disease.