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New COVID cases track upward slightly

New COVID cases track upward slightly

The province reported 178 new COVID-19 infections overnight, up from 160 reported on Saturday and 111 on Friday. Six deaths were reported as well.

In a post on social media, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott described today’s new cases as a “slight uptick over yesterday,” but said that that most of the province’s public health units are reporting five or less cases.

Still it is the fifth day in a row that the number of daily novel coronavirus cases has remained under 200.

Cases requiring hospitalization continues to slowly decline. Two hundred and fourteen people are currently in the hospital with COVID-19, down from 252 on Saturday. 51 are in ICU and 36 are on ventilators.

In the last 24 hours, 28,633 COVID-19 tests were processed, a decrease from yesterday’s record high of 33,492.

“Ontario remains the leader in daily COVID-19 testing,” Elliott said on social media. “In fact, we’ve now surpassed Alberta in cumulative tests per capital and lead every other province. Hospitalizations, ICU admissions and vented patients all continue to decline.”

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