Ontario surpasses 9,000 COVID-19 deaths, adds more than 350 new cases

TORONTO — COVID-19 deaths in Ontario have surpassed 9,000 as the province logged more than 350 new infections Saturday.

The 13 deaths reported in the last 24 hours bring Ontario’s COVID-19 death toll to 9,007.

Another 355 new cases of the novel coronavirus were also added, pushing the province’s case total to 541,880, including 529,002 recoveries.

With 25,368 swabs processed across the province in the previous day, the Ministry of Health says that Ontario’s COVID-19 positivity rate stands at 1.4 per cent.

The seven-day average for number of cases reported is 389. A week ago, that number was 533.

This is a breaking news story. More to come.

Backstory:

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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