Ontario records lowest number of COVID-19 cases in nearly 11 weeks


That's an increase of 0.6 per cent over the previous day - the lowest growth rate in new cases since early March.

Ontario reported 266 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 31,992.

It takes effect today everywhere in Ontario, regardless of whether or not your region is moving into the next phase of reopening.

This is the sixth day in a row with under 300 new cases reported, though it's higher than Friday which saw 182 cases.

There were also another 351 recoveries added to the province's database as the number of active cases province-wide declined to 5,454.

There were also 12 additional COVID-related deaths in the past 24 hour period, bringing the total to 2,487.

"As we continue to test so expansively, there may be upticks in cases some days".

Unemployment claims are being paid, labor office says
People who aren't sure if they will be recalled back to work are being encouraged by the state to seek other employment. However, the figure is projected to be down slightly on the 1.88 million claims filed in the previous week.

26,538 cases are resolved which makes up 83 per cent of all confirmed cases.

Ontario's official COVID-19 death toll grew by 11 to 2,498 - the fourth straight day with fewer than 15 new deaths.

Public Health Ontario has reported 1,610 deaths of residents in long-term care facilities.

The number of long-term care homes still experiencing outbreaks is 63; 240 have already been resolved.

A total of 27,456 tests were completed yesterday and another 26,158 are still under investigation.

Today's figures included 9 addtional deaths.

The limit on social gatherings will increase from five to 10 provincewide, but people must still stay two metres away from anyone outside their own household.