Ontario now has 84 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 (down by seven from the previous day), with 27 patients in an intensive care unit (down by one) and 16 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by one).
A Star compilation of data from health units at 5 p.m. Friday found another 114 confirmed and probable infections of COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours, lifting the tally to 41,303 since January.
In total, Canada recorded 329 new cases Thursday and 12 more deaths.
The numbers follow an announcement from the province on Wednesday that Toronto and Peel regions would be entering Stage 3 of the economic reopening.More news: Young Kids Could Spread COVID-19 as Much as Older Children, Adults
Ontario reported just 89 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and three new deaths, a higher case count than what was detected on Wednesday but still lower than most of the past four months.
Meanwhile, 34,906 Ontarians, or 89 per cent of cases, have recovered from COVID-19.
More than 63 per cent of Thursday's new cases are in people under the age of 40. Ottawa also didn't report any deaths yesterday.
In its long-term care homes, two more residents have contracted the virus, along with six members of staff, though there have been no new deaths in either category. This includes further restrictions on movement/seating and maintaining client logs to support case and contact tracing and limit the spread of the virus, according to the province.More news: Scientists revive 100-million-year-old deep-sea lifeforms
British Columbia saw 29 new cases in the last 24 hours to give it 3,563 cases total, and no new deaths were added to its 194 total.
No new cases were reported in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador nor any of the territories. On Wednesday, officials also announced that there now 31 cases connected to Fraser Valley Packers Inc.in Abbotsford, as well as 20 positive tests on Haida Gwaii.
The second new outbreak is at Grandir Ensemble - La Masisonnee, with a staff member testing positive for the virus.More news: Coronavirus restrictions reimposed in parts of northern England