Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario reports jump in cases, testing numbers drop again

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Coronavirus Canada Udaptes: Many Ontario cases still linked to farms in Windsor-Essex
Coronavirus Canada Udaptes: Many Ontario cases still linked to farms in Windsor-Essex

Ontario reported 404 additional cases of COVID-19 on Monday, a 1.5 per cent jump in newly confirmed infections that marks a slight increase relative to daily growth rates seen over the last week.

The new cases come as the number of tests processed dropped below the province’s target of 16,000 after four straight days of surpassing the benchmark.

Ontario’s network of about 20 labs processed 14,379 samples yesterday. It has the capacity to complete up to 25,000 on any given day, according to the Ministry of Health. The backlog of test samples waiting to be processed sits at 6,427.

There were also 10 more fatalities related to COVID-19 in the province, taking the overall total to 2,276 deaths.

Elsewhere on Monday morning, Nova Scotia is reporting 1 additional case.

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