Provincial caseload rises by 514 to 8,961 as province exceeded test expectation Wednesday

Premier Ford was hoping for 8,000 tests run by Wednesday; the province ran 9,001

Public Health Ontario has announced the provincial case count has jumped by 514 to 8,961, as daily testing exceeded expectations from the Premier.

This includes 292 more people who have recovered, for a total of 4,194. 38 more lives were lost, for a total of 423 across Ontario.

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According to Public Health Ontario, 9,001 tests were run on April 14. Premier Doug Ford had started the week by saying he wanted the province to be testing 8,000 daily by Wednesday. The province points out it is now counting tests run and not people treated in its daily tally. This means multiple tests run on a single person are counted, bringing it in line with how other provinces tally test counts.

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