Big bump in the number of Ontarians recovered from COVID-19 as new cases remain in the 200-range

Eleven lives lost since yesterday's update

Ontario is seeing a third day in a row where new COVID-19 cases number in the 200-range along with a surge in recoveries.

Provincial health officials confirmed an additional 251 cases were added to the provincial caseload, for a total of 31,341; of those, 81 percent have recovered, that’s 25,380 people, and an increase of 551 from yesterday’s update.

The province lost another 11 lives to COVID-19 since Tuesday morning’s update, with 2,475 deaths to date.

The province far exceeded its daily testing target, having run nearly 20,000 in one day to get these results. However, there were close to 14,000 tests waiting to be run.