Three lives lost across Ontario as COVID-19 numbers continue to trend downward

Fifth day in a row of new cases numbering below 200

Public Health Ontario is marking the fifth day in a row where its COVID-19 caseload increased by less than 200.

Just 173 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Thursday morning, along with three deaths. That is the lowest number of lives lost in a day that health officials have reported in months.

Along with a lower number of new cases, the province is reporting another 220 people have recovered from COVID-19; just over 28,000 people have recovered so far, 85 percent of all cases.

To get these results, over 25,000 tests were run across Ontario, as provincial health officials continue to exceed testing targets. However, there were nearly as many tests waiting in backlog.