Ontario reports more than 400 new cases of COVID-19 for third consecutive day

TORONTO — Health officials in Ontario are confirming more than 400 new cases of COVID-19 for the third day in a row. 

The 435 new cases represent an increase over Friday’s total when 409 lab-confirmed cases were added.

No deaths were recorded in the last 24-hour period and 338 cases of the disease are now considered resolved by the province.

Saturday’s report brings the total number of infections in Ontario to 49,340, including 2,837 deaths and 42,507 recoveries.

Of the new cases added Saturday, almost half (212) were reported in people between the ages of 20 and 39. That age group accounts for most of Ontario’s lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases at 16,764.

Another 98 cases were recorded in people between the ages of 40 and 59, while 66 new infections were reported in people 19 years of age and younger.

Forty-five cases were added in people between the ages of 60 and 79 and 13 new cases were documented in people 80 years of age and older.

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