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409 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ontario, almost half in Toronto

Last Updated Sep 25, 2020 at 11:04 am EDT

In this March 11, 2020, file photo, a technician prepares COVID-19 coronavirus patient samples for testing. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/John Minchillo

Ontario is reporting 409 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the same number of cases that were confirmed on Thursday.

Almost half of the new cases are in Toronto with 204. There are 66 in Peel Region and 40 in Ottawa.

One new death was reported for a total of 2,837 in the province. Another 287 people have recovered from the virus.

Of the 48,905 COVID-19 cases, 86.2 per cent are considered resolved.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 65 per cent of new cases are from people 40 and under.

A total of 41,800 tests were completed yesterday with an additional 65,000 still under investigation.

While the province completed a record number of tests, today’s figure includes the missed volumes that were not reported Thursday following an “unexpected outage” at the provincial lab earlier in the week.