By Norman Provencher
Ontario reported a slight surge in new COVID-19 cases Saturday, with 160 new confirmed cases. of COVID-19 today.
Eight more people have died, bringing the total death count to 2,652.
The government reported just 111 new cases Friday.
The provincial total of confirmed cases now stands at 34,476 with 86.8 per cent considered resolved.
The province completed 33,492 tests in the previous day
Ontario has extended the emergency orders now in force to assist in the fight against COVID-19 for 10 more days.
In a release early Saturday, the province said the measures will be in force to July 10.
“While we have made truly incredible progress in our fight against COVID-19, these emergency orders will allow us to take action, if necessary, to ensure our continued success as we reopen our province and get more people back to work,” Premier Doug Ford said in the release.
Saturday’s announcement affects measures already in place.