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Ontario sees largest single-day COVID-19 death toll at 86

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, gray, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP

Ontario has recorded 86 new deaths, the largest death toll for a single day in the province

Ontario confirmed 459 new cases of novel coronavirus on Thursday

Resolved cases in Ontario jumped from 9,612 to 10,205

TORONTO – Ontario has confirmed 459 new cases of novel coronavirus Thursday, marking a 2.9 per cent increase in total cases over Wednesday.

The provincial total now stands at 16,187.

The updated numbers include 86 more deaths, bringing the total to 1,082. This is the largest death toll for a single day in Ontario.

Meanwhile, figures on COVID-19’s impact in long-term care homes, which come from a separate database than the provincial numbers, show 60 more residents died in the past day.

Hospitalizations jumped by 22 cases to 999, while those in the ICU and on ventilators continue to decline slightly.

Resolved cases jumped from 9,612 to 10,205.

In the previous day there were 12,928 tests completed, despite a pledge from the province to reach 14,000 tests a day by then