Fewer COVID cases announced Wednesday, fewer tests too

Ontario marks three days in a row with no lives lost to COVID

The province confirmed fewer cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday than it did earlier in the week, while the number of tests run was down.

Public Health Ontario announced 148 cases of COVID on Wednesday morning, after two days in a row of numbers uncomfortably close to the 200 mark.

Health Minister Christine Elliott confirmed just over 17,000 tests were run to get the day’s results. This is a significant drop in testing rates, as Ontario averages around 25,000 – 30,000 tests a day.

There were over 20,000 tests waiting to be run.

Wednesday marked the third day in a row with no deaths reported as a result of COVID-19, while there have only been two deaths province-wide so far this month.