Province confirms fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases across Ontario

Lowest number of new cases added to caseload since late March

For the first time in months, Public Health Ontario is confirming fewer than 200 new cases of COVID-19 in one day.

Health officials say 182 new cases were added province-wide since yesterday, as the daily increase to Ontario’s caseload has been trending downward for the past nine days. The last time Ontarians saw a number of new cases this low was in late March.

Today’s update from Public Health Ontario includes another 302 people recovered since Thursday morning’s update, with recoveries making up 82.5 percent of all cases in the province. Eleven more people have died, 2,498 to date.

To get this batch of results, the province far exceeded its daily testing goal, running over 28,000 tests in one day. Despite overshooting its target by over 12,000, there were still 18,512 tests waiting to be run.