TORONTO – Ontario has broken another record for the newest COVID-19 cases announced in a solitary day.
Health officials confirmed 732 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, carrying the provincial total to 52,980.
The past single-day high was accounted for on Monday when 700 cases were logged.
Ontario additionally included 428 more resolved cases of the COVID-19 on Friday.
Ontario recorded three new COVID-19-related fatalities on Friday. The province also added an additional 74 deaths, which Health Minister Christine Elliott said are due to a number of fatalities in the spring and summer that were not reported.
The majority of new cases on Friday were reported in Toronto-area health units. There are 323 new cases in Toronto and 111 in Peel Region. There were 141 new cases in Ottawa.
Fifty-eight per cent of Friday’s cases are in people under the age of 40.
Ontario completed more than 40,000 tests in the previous 24-hour period, which makes Friday’s positivity rate just over 1.8 per cent.
There are more than 90,500 tests still under investigation, which is a record for the province’s testing backlog.
According to new COVID-19 modelling released on Wednesday, the number of new cases in Ontario is now doubling every 10 to 12 days. Ontario could record 1,000 new cases per day by mid-October.
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News source: CTV News