The death toll has risen to 1,540, as 63 more deaths were reported.
Meanwhile, 13,990 people have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 71.4 per cent of cases.
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Friday’s report marks an increase of 2.5 per cent in total cumulative cases. It also marks the highest number of cases in a single-day since the beginning of the week.
The province has completed 397,149 tests so far for the virus. This is up 16,295 from the previous day. Ontario set a target last month of 16,000 tests by May 6. Thursday’s report was just shy of that number but Friday’s report hit the target.
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Ontario has 1,028 patients (down by five) hospitalized due to COVID-19, with 213 patients in an intensive care unit (down by seven) and 166 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by 11).
According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care,