Number of new cases in Ontario, below the weekly average

COVID-19

Ontario is reporting 370 new cases of COVID-19 today, and 84 more deaths.

That brings the provincial total to nearly 17,923 cases, including 1,300 deaths and 12,505 resolved cases, nearly 70 per cent of all of Ontario's cases.

The new case total is below the seven-day average of 455, but it may also be a one-day blip, as we've seen in the past.

The new provincial total is 2.1 per cent higher than the previous day, which is part of a downward trend.

The number of people in hospital dropped, as did the number of people in ICU, and the amount of people on ventilators remained relatively stable.

In long-term care, where information comes from a different database than the provincial totals, five more outbreaks were reported for a total of 175, and 18 more deaths were reported for a total of 972.

There were 14,555 tests completed in the past 24 hours, the lowest total in four days, though officials have said there tends to be less demand on the weekends.