460 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, 25 more deaths

Premier Ford said province will release a "detailed testing strategy next week."

The numbers are going in the wrong direction.

A spike in new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. On Sunday, health officials tacked on another 460 cases of the virus in the past 24 hours for a total of 25,500 confirmed cases in the province. Of those, 76.4 per cent are considered resolved. There were 416 cases the previous day.

25 more deaths from the virus for a provincial total of 2,073. Of those, 1,525 who have died were residents in long-term care homes.

The number of new cases in Ontario has not dipped below 300 since May 9 when the case count slid to 294.

Also today, Premier Ford promised the government will unveil its “detailed testing strategy” next week and will target what he said are “various sectors and hot spots.”

He also urged people to get tested for COVID-19 even if they don’t have symptoms.

“You will not be turned away.” Ford said.

Ontario has the capacity to turn around about 20,000 tests per day. Over the past few days, the target has been a little over half that.

The increase in caseloads and the promise of a testing strategy comes a week after the government began a gradual reopening of the province.