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Ontario adds over 1,700 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario is reporting its highest daily increase of COVID-19 cases in nearly two months.

The province added 1,745 cases Friday with sixty-three per cent in the hot spots around the GTHA.

The only other day that saw a higher count over the last two months was due to a data error.

Another ten people have died bringing the provincial death toll to 7,212.

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Over 304,000 more people have recovered with the recovery rate staying steady at 94 per cent.

Test positivity, the percentage of tests coming back positive, is at 3.3 per cent.

A new single-day record was set with over 56,000 tests done over the last 24 hours.

Over 61,000 vaccines were given.

There are thirty-nine new cases of the B.1.17 variant bringing the total to 1,175, one new B.1.351 variant case with that total now at 48 and P.1 variant cases remained unchanged with a total of 35.




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