Ontario COVID caseload addition surpasses 250 on Monday, highest since early June

Eighty-nine recoveries since yesterday's update

Public Health Ontario confirmed 257 cases of COVID-19 were added to the province’s caseload on Monday, the highest daily addition since June 13.

Monday’s addition also breaks a five-day streak of numbers below the 200 benchmark.

Of the 257 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario on Monday, 177 of those cases were confirmed by the Windsor-Essex public health unit.

Meanwhile, public health officials confirmed just 89 more recoveries in Monday’s update, when that number is usually triple digits. Seven lives were lost.

This comes as the province confirms it has exceeded its daily testing target again, with over 27,000 tests run in one day. There were over 16,000 in backlog.