Ontario reports 130 new coronavirus cases, 6 deaths; active cases continue to drop

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Ontario reported 130 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 36,594.

Of the new cases, 42 are in Toronto and 26 are in Peel Region.

Six new deaths were also announced, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,716.

A total of 32,422 cases are considered resolved, which makes up 88.6 per cent of all confirmed cases.

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“With 267 resolved, there are 137 fewer active cases in the province for a total of 1,462 currently active cases in Ontario,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

“Locally, 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases at all.”

More than 29,500 additional tests have been processed, bringing the total number of tests completed in the province to 1,665,693.

The reported number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 128, with 31 in intensive care and 18 on a ventilator.

The newly reported numbers are valid as of 2 p.m. Friday for Toronto, Ottawa and London and 4 p.m. for the rest of the province.

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Here is a breakdown of Ontario’s cases by age and gender:

  • 16,887 people are male
  • 19,426 people are female
  • 1,854 people are 19 and under
  • 10,818 people are 20 to 39
  • 11,090 people are 40 to 59
  • 6,855 people are 60 to 79
  • 5,968 people are 80 and over

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 1,834 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, an increase of one. There are currently 23 outbreaks in long-term care homes, an increase of one.

There are 80 active cases among long-term care residents and 143 among staff.

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