Ontario government reports 138 new coronavirus cases, 1 new death; 38,543 total cases

As the Ontario government marks processing two million coronavirus tests, officials confirmed 138 new cases across the province.

“Having processed nearly 30,000 tests yesterday, we’ve now processed over [two million] tests since the pandemic started,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said in an update on Twitter Saturday morning.

“Testing will remain a critical part of our plan to defeat this virus.”

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As of Saturday morning, the government said 38,543 have contracted COVID-19 to date. It was also reported that another person died since Friday morning, bringing the total number of people dead to 2,759.

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In total, 34,240 people have recovered from the virus — an increase of 140 people since Friday.

Of the 97 people in Ontario hospitals Saturday morning, 30 are in intensive care units and 21 people are on ventilators.

More to come.

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