The number of cases remains below 300 for a fifth consecutive day – .

The number of cases remains below 300 for a fifth consecutive day – .

TORONTO – Ontario is reporting just over 250 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, marking the fifth day in a row that the number of cases has remained below 300.

Health officials have recorded 256 infections of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, a slight decrease from Thursday’s total when 296 were added.

A day earlier, the province recorded 255 cases and the lowest single-day case total since September 15.

Friday’s report brings the total of COVID-19 cases in Ontario to 543,571, including 531,571 recoveries and 9,101 deaths, two of which have been reported since yesterday.

The health ministry said labs in the province processed 26,561 tests as of Thursday, resulting in a positivity rate of 1.3%.

The seven-day average of the number of reported cases is 292. A week ago, the number was 410.

Currently, there are 2,899 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Ontario.

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The numbers used in this story can be found in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Daily Epidemiological Summary. The number of cases for a city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, as local units report the numbers at different times.


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