Ontario sees fewer than 400 new cases of COVID-19, for the third time in four days


Ontario is reporting 399 new cases of COVID-19 today and 48 more deaths.

That brings the province to a total of 19,121 cases, a 2.1 per cent increase over Wednesday's total, including 1,477 deaths and 13,569 resolved cases.

The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 and the amount of people in intensive care remained stable, and the number of people on ventilators dropped from 174 to 155.

Ontario completed 15,179 tests in the previous day, a higher daily total than the past several, but still short of the 16,000 a day the province said it would be doing by now.

Premier Doug Ford had a call Wednesday afternoon with cottage country mayors and says in a statement today that they are asking people to hold off on travelling to their regions.

Ford's statement doesn't explicitly advise cottagers not to visit their seasonal properties in advance of the May long weekend, but says ``there will be plenty of long weekends to come.''