Ontario reports 421 new COVID-19 cases and 39 more deaths

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TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 421 new COVID-19 cases today, and 39 more deaths.

The province has now seen 16,608 cases, an increase of 2.6 per cent over the previous day.

The total includes 1,121 deaths and 10,825 resolved cases.

Figures on COVID-19’s impact in long-term care homes, which come from a separate database than the provincial numbers, show 26 more residents died in the past day.

There are now outbreaks at 166 long-term care homes, up from 163 on Thursday.

In the previous day there were 16,532 tests completed, an increase of 3,604 tests over a 24 hour period.