Lowest COVID death count since early April

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The case count increased slightly from Friday, when the province hit a milestone, tallying its lowest daily case total since March 28, with 182.

Marking the highest number of new cases confirmed over a 24-hour period this week, Saturday's numbers show a 17 per cent increase on the rolling five-day average, which is 226 new cases. She adds that on June 12, 27,000 tests were processed. There are 26,158 tests now under investigation. Even still, the downward trajectory continues.

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

Friday's announcement differs from the one earlier this week stating that social gathering limits would be going up to 10 people, as physical distancing is still required in those cases.

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Hospitalizations also continue to decline and have now fallen under the 500 mark for the first time in months.

Of those patients in hospital, the province says that 110 are being treated in an intensive care unit, 68 of which are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator. That is compared to 527 one-day prior at 673 at the point last week.

As of Saturday morning, the province says that 489 people are now hospitalized, the first time in months that number has been lower than 500. People over the age of 80 accounts for 1,740 of those deaths while people between the ages of 20 and 39 account for just 11 of the deaths.

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