Ontario reports fewer than 300 new COVID-19 cases for 2nd day in a row


Ontario is reporting 296 new COVID-19 cases and 60 deaths on Tuesday.

The province says “due to a data review and clean-up, approximately 80 cases from 2020 have been included in Toronto Public Health’s case count today.”

A separate data catch-up means “54 deaths being reported today are from previous months.”

Without the data glitches the province would have approximately 216 new cases and six deaths.

The province is reporting a test positivity rate of 1.6 per cent, down slightly from 2.3 per cent one week ago.

There were 16,784 tests completed in the last 24-hour period.

There were another 442 resolved cases, dropping the active case count once again. Resolved cases have outnumbered new infections each day since mid-April.

The province reported 270 new cases and 1three deaths on Sunday.

–with files from 680news.com