Ontario reports more than 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, 28 additional deaths

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TORONTO — Ontario is reporting an increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases for the third straight day but the province’s test positivity rate still remains low.

Health officials reported 1,228 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, which is an increase from the 1,150 infections reported on Friday and the 1,038 logged on Thursday.

With just over 57,000 tests completed, the Ontario Ministry of Health reported the province’s positivity rate on Saturday stood at 2.2 per cent.

The province also logged an additional 28 deaths on Saturday, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related fatalities since the pandemic began to 6,848.

This is a developing news story. More information to come.

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The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Daily Epidemiologic Summary. The number of cases for any city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, because local units report figures at different times.

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