TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 100 more COVID-19 cases today, bringing the provincial total to 688.
That’s the largest single-day spike in cases.
It includes a ninth death and at least five people who are hospitalized, including a woman in her 20s.
Provincial health officials have said that increasing numbers of new cases in this period are expected, as so many Canadians return from abroad.
A backlog of people waiting for test results remains over 10,000.
Ontario’s finance minister is set to deliver a fiscal update today focused on supporting the province’s health-care system as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.