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Ontario surpasses 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, 14 more deaths

Last Updated Nov 6, 2020 at 11:03 am EST

Medical staff present new rapid-result Covid-19 antigen test in Bordeaux, France on November 5, 2020. Photo by Thibaud Moritz/ABACAPRESS.COM

For the third time in the last week, Ontario is reporting more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 in a single-day.

Provincial health officials confirmed 1,003 new cases on Friday, with an additional 14 deaths.

According to provincial data, 10 of those deaths are from long-term care settings.

The total number of infections in the province now stands at 81,693 with the seven-day rolling average just shy of 1,000.

More than half of the new cases come from the hotspots of Toronto (300) and Peel (280) with 125 more in York Region.

Provincial health officials completed 41,268 tests in the previous 24-hour period – the first time in more than five days the number has surpassed 40,000. However, the number of backlogged tests continues to grow to more than 47,000.

The number of hospitalizations (380), patients in the ICU (86) and those on ventilators (49) remained stable over the previous day.