Shomporko Desk: There are now 993 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, up 135 from 858 cases Thursday, including 18 deaths and eight resolved cases. Ontario’s ministry of health updates a COVID-19 webpage with new cases twice daily.
None of the 135 new cases published Friday morning was associated with a particular local health unit, marking a departure from how case information has been reported up until this point.
Generally, statistics for official diagnoses should be viewed with caution. Testing does not track down all cases in a community because the mild symptoms most people have aren’t distinguishable from common colds, and because public health can’t test large numbers of people.