The Government of Ontario is reporting 732 new coronavirus cases on Friday morning, which is the highest single-day count to date.
There are two new deaths and 428 resolved cases from the previous day.
However, the province noted that there were 74 deaths reported for cases that occurred in the spring or summer and are now being recorded as “part of a data review and data cleaning initiative.”
Out of the new cases, 323 were reported in Toronto, with Peel region reporting 111, and Ottawa with 141.
According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, 58% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40.
And almost 40,100 tests were completed from the previous day.
Ontario is reporting 732 cases of #COVID19 as nearly 40,100 tests were completed. Locally, there are 323 new cases in Toronto, 141 in Ottawa and 111 in Peel. 58% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40. There are 428 more resolved cases.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) October 2, 2020
Ontario’s new coronavirus cases have increased significantly in the last few days with Monday having the highest daily case numbers at the time, with 700 reported, Tuesday with 554, Wednesday’s 625, and Thursday’s 538.
Last weekend’s daily case increases were notable with Friday’s 409, Saturday’s 435, and Sunday’s 491.
On Wednesday, top health officials projected that Ontario could report 1,000 daily new cases in the first half of October.
To date, there has been a total of 52,980 cases, with 44,850 resolved and 2,927 reported deaths.