Ontario reports 1,780 new coronavirus cases, 25 deaths.

Ontario reported 1,780 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 123,526.

Friday’s case count is a slight decrease from Thursday’s which saw 1,824 new infections but that was an overestimation due to a data processing error. On Wednesday, 1,723 cases were recorded, 1,707 on Tuesday, and 1,746 on Monday.

According to Friday’s provincial report, 633 cases were recorded in Toronto, 433 in Peel Region, 152 in York Region and 94 in Durham Region.

All other public health units in Ontario reported under 90 new cases.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 3,737 as 25 more deaths were reported.

Ontario has 674 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 (up by eight from the previous day), with 207 patients in an intensive care unit (up by 23) — which has surpassed a critical threshold for ICUs — and 116 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by nine).

The government said 56,001 tests were processed in the last 24 hours which is the highest number of tests completed in almost a week. There is currently a backlog of 62,403 tests that need results. A total of 6,462,656 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, 104,792 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 85 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,553 from the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 14,997, up from the previous day at 14,795, and up from last Friday at 13,255.

The newly reported numbers for Friday’s report are valid as of Thursday afternoon.

More to come.


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