Ontario reports 441 new COVID-19 cases, 28 more deaths


TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 441 new cases of COVID-19 cases today, and 28 more deaths.

That brings the provincial total to 24,628, which is an 1.8 per cent increase over the previous day’s total.

Ontario’s growth rate in cases has steadily hovered between 1.5 and 1.9 per cent for 12 of the past 13 days.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams has said the numbers are in a plateau, and called it disappointing.

Ontario’s total includes 2,021 deaths and 18,767 cases that have been resolved.

The number of completed tests rose a bit to 11,276, which is still well short of the province’s capacity of over 21,000 per day.