There were 344 new COVID cases reported in Ontario since yesterday bringing the provincial total to 29,747. 15 fatalities were recorded bringing the provincial total to 2,372. Meanwhile, 23,583 people have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 79 per cent of cases. Yesterday the number of recoveries exceeded new cases 375 to 344.
Ontario has completed 809,053 tests so far for the virus. This is up 20,730 tests from the previous day, which hits the daily testing capacity of more than 20,000 tests a day, according to the province.
Premier Doug Ford has urged Ontarians to “go get tested” after expanding the criteria to include a wide range of people, with or without symptoms. Mobile testing units have also been deployed across the Greater Toronto Area, where reported COVID-19 case numbers are higher.