Ontario reports 459 new COVID-19 cases and a record 86 more deaths

COVID-19

TORONTO - Ontario is reporting 459 new COVID-19 cases today, and 86 more deaths _ the largest daily total so far.

The province has now seen 16,187 cases, an increase of 2.9 per cent over the previous day.

The total includes 1,082 deaths and 10,205 resolved cases.

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.

There are now outbreaks at 163 long-term care homes, up from 159 on Wednesday.

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.