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With testing at a record high, new COVID cases at a 3-month low

Ontario reported 111 additional cases of COVID-19 on Friday — the fewest new cases on a single day since March 25 —while testing reached a record high. This is the opposite of what US President Donald Trump has been saying—namely that the more tests are conducted, the more cases will be revealed.

With 226 cases resolved it continues the general trend of resolved cases being higher that the number of new cases. Almost 87 percent of Ontario’s cases have now been resolved. The number of deaths overnight was down to 3 again the lowest single day number since the beginning of the pandemic.

Twenty-eight of Ontario’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer new cases, Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a series of tweets this morning. Of those 28, 19 reported no new cases at all.

Further, Ontario’s network of about 30 community, commercial and hospital labs processed 30,780 COVID-19 test samples yesterday, the most ever in a 24-hour period.

Testing surged to a new single day record with almost 31,000 tests completed.

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