Ontario has broken another record for the highest number of COVID-19 cases reported in a single day as testing for the disease in the province also reaches an all-time high.
The 1,983 cases reported Thursday represent an increase over Wednesday’s total when 1,890 infections were logged.
The previous record was set on Monday when the province logged 1,925 new cases. Records were also set on the Sunday and Saturday before that.
Ontario’s seven-day average for number of cases reported now sits at 1,862.
This comes on the same day that the province processed more than 60,000 COVID-19 tests for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. With that, the province’s positivity rate for the disease stands at 3.6 per cent.
Thursday’s report brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario to 134,783, including deaths and recoveries. At least 35 of those deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, pushing the province’s death toll to 3,871.
Of the deaths recorded in the previous day, 24 were residents of a long-term care home.
Another 1,804 cases are now considered to be resolved. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 114,679 Ontarians previously infected with the novel coronavirus have recovered.
Since the start of the pandemic, the province has conducted more than 6.7 million tests for COVID-19. At least 66,326 tests are currently under investigation.
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News source: CTV News