Ontario has recorded more than 700 new COVID-19 cases for the fifth straight day.
On Friday, provincial health officials logged 712 new infections of the novel coronavirus.
There were 783 cases logged on Thursday, 721 on Wednesday, 746 on Tuesday, and 807 cases on Monday. Ontario saw 649 cases on Sunday, 809 on Saturday and hit a record-high when 939 infections were logged last Friday.
The total number of lab-confirmed infections in the province is now 62,908, including deaths and recoveries.
Ontario confirmed nine new deaths linked to the disease on Friday, including five residents of long-term care homes. The province’s death toll is now 3,031. There were also nine deaths reported on Tuesday but prior to that, it had been months since the fatality number had been that high.
There were 713 more cases deemed to be resolved by officials on Wednesday. The province now has a total of 54,004 recovered patients.
According to provincial health officials, there are 261 patients currently in Ontario hospitals with COVID-19. Of those patients, 67 are in the intensive care unit and 36 of those 67 patients remain on a ventilator for assistance with breathing.
On Friday, Health Minister Christine Elliott said more than 38,500 tests were conducted in the last-recorded 24-hour period.
There are 37,155 tests that currently remains under investigation in the province.
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News source: CTV News