Provincial COVID-19 caseload now exceeding 28,000 as one-day addition exceeds 400

Another ten lives lost to the virus since yesterday's update

Public Health Ontario announced over 400 new cases were added to its caseload on Monday morning, with more than 28,000 lab-confirmed cases since the pandemic began.

There were 404 new cases added by health officials in Monday’s update, for a total of 28,263; of those, over 78 percent are recoveries: 22,153 people have recovered to date, an increase of 343 since Sunday’s update. This comes as the province confirms another ten lives lost in connection to COVID-19 since yesterday. Thus far, the province has lost 2,276 people to the disease.

Provincial health officials were off on their target of tests run in a day, with only 14,379 tests run to get yesterday’s results. There was a backlog in tests to be run of