Ontario reporting 409 new COVID-19 cases, one new death

Ontario is reporting 409 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death.

About half of the new cases were reported in Toronto, according to Minister of Health Christine Elliott.

The province is also reporting 29 new COVID-19 cases related to schools, including at least 10 among students.


Those bring the number of schools with a reported case to 198 out of Ontario’s 4,828 publicly-funded schools.

A total of 41,865 tests were completed.

According to the province, that number includes some that were not reported in Thursday’s update because of technical issues with the system.

More than 65,000 tests are still under investigation.

Another 283 cases were marked as resolved and the death toll sits at 2,837.

There are 3,899 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario.

The number of hospitalized patients is 87, with 25 of those in ICU and 13 of those on a ventilator.

Here’s how the numbers break down in our region:

Haldimand-Norfolk: 0 new cases, 4 active cases

Brant: 3 new case, 16 active cases

Niagara: 4 new cases, 43 active cases

Halton: 17 new cases, 162 active cases

Hamilton: 3 new cases, 72 active cases