Ontario's Minister of Health Christine Elliott commented on the increased testing numbers Saturday morning while noting that there may be "upticks in cases some days" as a result.
The regions allowed to move to Stage 2 of Ontario's economic reopening plan Friday are still seeing few if any new cases, Elliott wrote.
Ontario is reporting another 266 cases in its latest data Saturday, bringing the total cases to 31,992 in the province, while another 351 cases were resolved. Toronto reported 104 additional cases, while Peel had 44, and York had 30.
The number of patients in Ontario hospitals with confirmed cases of COVID-19 continued its steady three-week decline and now sits at 527, the fewest since April 5.
The remaining cases were identified by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit on Friday and North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit sometime since Thursday, following two positive tests each. The Greater Toronto Area accounts for about 75 per cent of all current active cases.
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Ontario's official COVID-19 death toll grew by 11 to 2,498 - the fourth straight day with fewer than 15 new deaths. Five staff members have died in Ontario long-term care homes.
Today's figures included 9 addtional deaths.
Over 27,400 more tests were done, close to an all-time high, with the total number of tests conducted now at 980,471.
The City of Toronto saw an increase of 87 COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total 13,236.