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Ontario reports 124 new cases of COVID-19

Last Updated Aug 1, 2020 at 10:43 am EDT

Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at LifeLabs after being logged upon receipt at the company's lab, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Prince Edward Island is reporting three new cases of COVID-19, including one person who worked at a Charlottetown seniors' home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Ontario reported 124 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, a slight decrease over Friday’s numbers.

It marked the second straight day of more than 100 new cases across the province and comes after two successive days in which new infection totals were below that number.

“Locally, 28 of 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 16 of them reporting no new cases,” Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott said in a tweet.

Peel region, which entered Stage 3 on Friday, reported 33 new cases while Ottawa had 17. Toronto and Windsor-Essex, which is still in Stage 2 of the reopening, reported 16 new cases each.

There are now a total of 39,333 cases of coronavirus in Ontario with 89.5 per cent of those infected having recovered to date.

Two additional deaths were also recorded, bringing the provincial total to 2,777.

The province processed 33,282 tests in the previous 24 hour period, just shy of the single day high for completed tests which was set back on June 27th. It also marked the first time since the end of June that more than 30,000 tests were completed on successive days.

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