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Ontario reports new single day high COVID-19 infections Saturday; Ottawa reporting 35 cases and two deaths

According to provincial data, Ottawa saw 36 new cases of the virus and two additional deaths.
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A worker wearing a protective shield checks COVID-19 samples prior to analysis at a LifeLabs testing facility in Toronto on May 5, 2020. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Ontario reported 1,588 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, a new single-day record for infections. This breaks the previous record mark of 1,581 which was set a week ago.

There were also another 21 deaths reported, 13 of those were long term care residents.

The provincial death toll is now 3,472.

Peel Region remains the virus hotspot with 522 new cases, followed by Toronto with 450 and York Region with 153. Ottawa Public Health Unit says the City of Ottawa saw 35 cases of the virus, while mayor Jim Watson said on Twitter the capital saw two additional deaths.

Provincial officials completed 46,671 tests in the last 24 hour period, with the positivity rate sitting at 3.4 per cent. It’s the third consecutive day the province processed more than 40,000 tests. More than 43,000 tests remain outstanding.

Hospitalizations fell slightly to 513 while the number of patients in the ICU climbed to 146. Of those, 87 are on a ventilator.

Full Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 numbers are released daily at 12:30 p.m.



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