The province reported 566 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, but the government also pointed out that due to a data review at Toronto Public Health, a number of cases and deaths that occurred in the spring or summer are included in today’s tally.
Toronto had 196 new cases, 123 in Peel and 81 in Ottawa.
There were four more deaths.
Province-wide, 62 per cent of Sunday’s new cases are in people under the age of 40.
Nearly 39,700 tests were completed, down from more than 46,000 lab results processed on Saturday. The backlog of tests has grown to nearly 79,000.
The province said appointment-only tests will help labs to begin to clear the backlog.
Saturday was the last day COVID-19 assessment centres accepted walk-ins.
Beginning on Tuesday, anyone in Ontario who wants to take a COVID-19 test must book an appointment.
#COVID19 testing criteria has changed. You are now eligible to be tested if you are symptomatic AND/OR belong to a high-risk group. For more information on testing guidelines and clinic locations, including online appointment booking: https://t.co/aZqbI6pskk pic.twitter.com/ToyVXz1tK4— RVH News (@TeamRVH) September 29, 2020