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Ontario reports drop in new COVID-19 cases after recent spikes

Last Updated Nov 13, 2020 at 1:19 pm EST

A worker places COVID-19 samples into storage after they've run through a machine for analysis at a LifeLabs testing facility in Toronto on May 5, 2020. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Ontario is reporting 1,396 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, a slight drop from a record high of 1,575 cases the day before.

The most new cases are in Toronto (440) and Peel Region (440), followed by York Region (155).

Another 19 deaths were reported, bringing the total to 3,312 COVID-19 deaths in the province.

The province processed just over 40,500 tests yesterday and reported a positivity rate of 4.5 per cent.

There were 1,018 more recoveries, bringing the total to 76,238 which represents 83.6 per cent of Ontario’s 91,180 cases of COVID-19.

Schools reported an additional 116 cases on Friday, bringing the total in the last two weeks to 1,101. There are currently 670 schools with a reported case of COVID-19.