Ontario COVID-19 casecount rises by 428 on Friday but includes 87 cases left out of Thursday tally

Glitch in the system led to under reporting on Thursday

Ontario’s Minister of Health is calling it a glitch in the system; 87 cases of COVID-19 were left out of yesterday’s count.

We were told by Public Health Ontario of just 256 new cases on Thursday, a low we’ve not seen since the end of March. Minister Christine Elliott says that did not include 87 cases, so the number of new cases added yesterday should have been 345.

Today, Public Health Ontario announced another 341 and included the 87 left out of yesterday’s count; this brings the province-wide case count to 21,922. Of those, 16,641 people have recovered, an increase of 437 since yesterday. Another 27 lives lost, 1,825 to date.

There was a backlog of 14,373 tests waiting to be run province-wide yesterday, while 18,354 tests were run a day prior. To date, over half a million tests have been run across the province.