Ontario reports 287 new COVID-19 cases, 21 more deaths

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TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 287 new COVID-19 cases today, and 21 more deaths.

It’s the first time in more than two weeks that the number of new cases has been lower than 300.

The previous five days had seen more than 400 new cases, in a rising trend.

There have now been 26,191 total cases in Ontario, a 1.1 per cent increase over the previous day, which is the lowest growth rate since early March.

Testing levels remain relatively low, with 9,875 tests completed during the previous day, despite a provincial capacity of doing nearly 25,000 per day.

The numbers of people in hospital with COVID-19, in intensive care, and on ventilators all decreased.

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