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Ontario reports 344 new COVID-19 cases, with a record number of tests

Ontario reported 344 additional cases of COVID-19 on Friday, June 5, 2020, while its network of labs processed a record number of tests.

The 1.2 per cent increase in total cases is on par with figures seen throughout the week, and brings the cumulative number seen in Ontario to 29,747. Slightly more than 79 per cent of those are now resolved, a relative jump in the number of active cases over yesterday.

Some 22,730 tests were processed yesterday, the most on any single day since the outbreak began in late January. The province’s partnership of about 20 public, commercial and hospital labs have capacity to handle up to 25,000 samples per day.

The Ministry of Health initially reported that 20,730 tests were processed since the last update, but later said it was an error. The backlog of tests waiting to be processed sits at 12,247.

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