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Another jump in new COVID cases

There were 441 new COVID cases reported in the province yesterday marking the highest daily number of new COVID-19 cases in two weeks. With 28 additional COVID-19 deaths on Friday, the death toll now stands at 2,021.

The number of resolved cases in the province also continues to climb. There are now 18,767 patients who have recovered from COVID-19, which accounts for 76.2 per cent of all patients.

After 10 days of daily case counts being below 400 in Ontario, health officials confirmed 427 new cases of the disease on Tuesday. The number of new patients logged on Wednesday then dipped down to 390 and rose back above 400 on Thursday.

The single-day record for new cases was reported on April 25 when the number jumped by 640.

According to Friday’s epidemiologic summary, eight of Ontario’s deceased COVID-19 patients were eight between the ages of 20 and 39. There have been no deaths recorded in people 19 years of age or younger. Eighty-one of all deceased patients in the province were between the ages of 40 and 59 and 519 people were between the ages of 60 and 79. People 80 years of age or older continue to be the hardest hit age group with 1,419 deaths.

To date, Ontario has completed 588,958 tests for COVID-19. On Wednesday, the province completed 11,276 tests.

Currently, 5,516 test samples remain under investigation in Ontario.

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