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Ontario confirms 116 new cases of COVID-19, 7 more deaths

A scientist places fluid in a tube labelled 'COVID-19' during research work in the virus laboratory. Akos Stiller/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Ontario confirmed 116 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, a drop from the 170 cases reported on Thursday.

Seven more people have died, bringing the death toll to 2,710.

The provincial total of confirmed cases now stands at 36,464 with 88.2 per cent considered resolved.

In a tweet, Health Minster Christine Elliott said 30 of the province’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 17 of them reporting no new cases at all.

The exception is Peel and York regions, Toronto, and Windsor-Essex.

She added that with 178 more resolved today, Ontario is reporting fewer active cases than seen at any point in April.

This week Toronto, Peel and Durham regions, made it mandatory for people to wear masks at indoor public spaces to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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