Ontario reports 404 new COVID-19 cases, 29 more deaths


TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 404 new cases of COVID-19 today, and 29 more deaths.

That brings the total in the province to 25,904, including 2,102 deaths and 19,698 resolved cases.

The new cases represent an increase of 1.6 per cent over Sunday’s total.

Just 8,170 tests were completed in the previous day — the eighth straight day Ontario has fallen short of its goal of doing 16,000 a day, and far short of its capacity of over 21,000.

Premier Doug Ford announced Sunday that anyone concerned they may have been exposed to COVID-19 can now get tested, whether or not they have symptoms.

Ontario has struggled to boost its testing numbers after completing a blitz of testing nearly every resident and staff member of long-term care.