Ontario reported 2,290 new cases of coronavirus on Friday — marking the second highest one-day increase to date — bringing the provincial total to 151,257.
Friday’s case count is the fourth consecutive day that cases are above 2,000 after 2,432 new infections were recorded on Thursday (a record high), 2,139 on Wednesday, and 2,275 on Tuesday.
According to Friday’s provincial report, 691 cases were recorded in Toronto, 361 in Peel Region, 296 in York Region, 207 in Windsor-Essex and 126 in Hamilton.
All other public health units in Ontario reported under 100 new cases in the provincial report.
The death toll in the province has risen to 4,098 as 40 more deaths were reported.
Ontario has 877 people hospitalized with COVID-19 (down by 42 from the previous day), with 261 patients in an intensive care unit (down by two) and 168 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by four).
The government said 68,246 tests were processed in the last 24 hours — a record number for testing. There is currently a backlog of 81,235 tests that need results. A total of 7,234,913 tests have been completed since the pandemic began.