People under the age of 40 continue to drive up the COVID-19 numbers in Ontario

There were 138 new cases of COVID-19 reported by the province on Saturday

Ontario reported 138 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with people under the age of 40 accounting for 66 per cent of today’s new cases, no different than Friday.

The 138 additional cases is down from nearly 200 reported 24 hours ago.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 27 of the province’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases today, with 16 reporting no new cases at all.

Windsor-Essex led the way in new cases on Saturday, with an additional 33 infections, while Ottawa reported 28 new cases of the virus. There were 23 new infections confirmed in Toronto.

The province has now processed more than two million tests since the pandemic began, as nearly 30,000 more tests were done on Friday.

Hospitalizations, intensive care admissions, and the number of patients on ventilators all decreased on Saturday.

The number of virus-related deaths in Ontario jumped by one to 2,759.

There have been 38,543 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province. Of those, 1,544 are still considered to be active.