460 new COVID cases Saturday

The latest COVID numbers released by the province show 460 new cases of the virus on Saturday, up from the 412 reported on Friday and the 441 confirmed on Thursday.

There are now 25,500 confirmed cases of the virus in Ontario.

An additional 25 deaths have also been reported in Ontario, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths in the province to 2,073.

The number of people who have recovered from the virus now sits at 19,477.

The uptick in cases comes less than a week after the province launched the first stage of its plan to reopen businesses in Ontario, including additional retail stores.

Premier Doug Ford has suggested that he will not “hesitate” to roll things back if cases continue to rise.

The province has also seen a decline in the number of tests completed each day.

Despite having the capacity to process approximately 20,000 tests per day, only 11,383 tests were conducted on Saturday.

Premier Doug Ford has vowed to ramp up testing in the province.

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