Ontario’s daily COVID-19 cases soared to a new record high on Friday, with 732 new cases confirmed.
The previous high was 700 cases on Monday.
In a tweet, Minister of Health Christine Elliott said most of the new cases are in Toronto (323), Ottawa (141) and Peel Region (111).
Elliott added that due to a data review, 74 additional deaths that had taken place in the spring and summer were reported today by Toronto Public Health, raising the province’s death toll to 2,927.
Ontario is reporting 732 cases of #COVID19 as nearly 40,100 tests were completed. Locally, there are 323 new cases in Toronto, 141 in Ottawa and 111 in Peel. 58% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40. There are 428 more resolved cases.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) October 2, 2020
There are 428 more resolved cases and 58 per cent of the cases are people under the age of 40.
The province’s testing backlog also grew to 90,513.
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