Reporting delay results in high number of COVID-19 cases

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A reporting delay has resulted in Ontario Health reporting its highest number of new cases of COVID-19 in nearly two weeks. 

The Ministry of Health says that another 455 cases of the virus were added to its database on Friday but it says that 68 of them should have been included in earlier reports, meaning that the true number of cases confirmed over the last 24 hours is actually 387.

That would still represent the highest number since 446 cases were confirmed on Tuesday.

The latest data also reveals that there have been another 35 deaths in people who have contracted COVID-19, bringing the total so far to 2,407.

More than 23-thousand tests were also completed Friday.