Ontario recorded another 160 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with eight deaths. It was a slight uptick from the previous day’s total of 11 cases, but still represented a day where resolved cases outnumbered new cases.
“As a result, our positivity rate remains at all-time lows,” Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said on social media. “With 178 more resolved, we continue to see a persistent decline in the number of active cases in the province.” 87 percent of Ontario’s COVID cases have been resolved.
The number of patients hospitalized as a result of the disease has declined slightly. Two hundred and fifty-two people are currently in the hospital with COVID-19, with 53 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).Of those in the ICU, 35 are breathing with a ventilator.
In the last 24 hours, 33,492 COVID-19 tests were conducted, marking a new record for the province.