Ontario records fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases for a fourth straight day

Hospitalizations continue downward trend

The Ontario government said on Saturday there were 160 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the last 24 hours. This is the fourth straight day the count has been below 200.

The province’s labs processed a record 33, 492 tests on Friday.

Half of Ontario’s 34 public health units reported no new cases at all in the last 24 hours and all but five reported five or fewer cases.

As has been the norm for the past few weeks, most of the new cases are clustered in Toronto and Peel Region.

Eight more deaths were confirmed in the province which brings the death toll to 2,652. About 64 per cent of all deaths (1,698) have involved residents at long-term care homes.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario has dropped to 252 with 54 of those patients in Intensive Care Units and 35 of them on ventilators.