Ontario reported 206 new coronavirus cases Saturday, the first time the province has discovered more than 200 new cases in six days.
Provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott cautioned on Twitter not to draw “too many conclusions from one day’s data.”
She said that recoveries continue to match new cases, for an overall decline in Ontario’s active cases. She added the number of people in hospital remains steady, and the number of people on a ventilator is down.
In fact, with 218 more resolved, we continue to see a persistent decline in active cases, with 12 fewer today and over 1,500 fewer active cases in the province as compared to early last week. Yesterday, Ontario processed a new record number of tests in a single day: 27,387.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) June 20, 2020
The province’s death toll hit 2,595 Saturday with 31 new deaths in the previous day.
Ontario has now seen a total of 33,301 cases since the pandemic began. The majority of those, 28,468 patients, have already recovered from their illness.
There are currently 333 patients in Ontario’s hospitals with coronavirus infections, and 80 of them are in intensive care.