Ontario reports 460 new cases of COVID-19, 25 new deaths

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TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 460 new cases of COVID-19 and 25 new deaths related to the virus today as the provincial total continues to grow.

The province has more than 25,500 cases, which includes 19,477 resolved cases and 2,073 deaths.

The rise in cases represents a 1.8 per cent increase over yesterday’s total, and the daily growth rate has hovered between 1.5 and 1.9 per cent over most of the last two weeks.

The province was able to complete 11,383 tests the previous day, which is still well below the province’s capacity of 21,000 per day.

New testing regulations started yesterday, with asymptomatic front-line health-care workers being tested across the province.

The province will also begin a second round of testing in long-term care homes, which have been hardest hit by COVID-19.