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Continuing improvement in Ontario’s battle against COVID-19

Officials confirmed an additional 165 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, a slight increase from the 153 cases recorded on Thursday and the 149 cases on Wednesday.

This marks the fourth straight day where the daily reported number new infections has fallen below 200.

Friday also marks the lowest daily death count since March 25, with only two more deaths related to COVID-19 reported in the last 24 hours.

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said that 14 of the province’s public health units have reported no new cases of COVID-19.

Windsor-Essex, a region that has grappled with outbreaks among migrant workers, has reported three new cases.The new infections bring Ontario’s total number of lab-confirmed cases of the disease to 35,535, including 2,682 deaths and 30,909 recoveries, continuing a trend where recoveries outnumber new cases.

In the last 24 hours, just over 24,000 COVID-19 tests were conducted by officials.

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