The death toll has risen to 2,372, as 15 more deaths were reported.
Meanwhile, 23,583 people have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 79 per cent of cases.
Ontario has completed 809,053 tests so far for the virus. This is up 20,730 tests from the previous day, which hits the daily testing capacity of more than 20,000 tests a day, according to the province.
Premier Doug Ford has urged Ontarians to “go get tested” after expanding the criteria to include a wide range of people, with or without symptoms. Mobile testing units have also been deployed across the Greater Toronto Area, where reported COVID-19 case numbers are higher.
Friday’s report marks an increase of 1.2 per cent in total cumulative cases. That figure has mostly hovered between 1.2 and 1.6 per cent over the past week.
Ontario has 749 patients (down by 27 from the previous day) hospitalized due to COVID-19, with 118 patients in an intensive care unit (down by three) and 94 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (no change).
Greater Toronto Area public health units account for 66 per cent of all cases in the province.
Here is a breakdown of Ontario cases by gender and age:
- 13,197 people are male (44.4 per cent).
- 16,302 people are female (54.8 per cent).
- 1,123 people are 19 and under (3.8 per cent).
- 7,987 people are 20 to 39 (26.8 per cent).
- 9,151 people are 40 to 59 (30.8 per cent).
- 5,907 people are 60 to 79 (19.9 per cent).
- 5,563 people are 80 and over (18.7 per cent).
- 248 cases did not specify male or female, and 16 cases had an unknown age.
There are 12,247 people currently under investigation awaiting test results.
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According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 1,692 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, which is an increase of 13 deaths, and there are 85 current outbreaks. Seven health-care workers in long-term care homes have died.
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