Ontario reports just over 700 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths

TORONTO — Ontario health officials are reporting just over 700 new COVID-19 cases, as well as 11 more deaths due to the disease.

The province confirmed 727 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, which comes after four days of case counts below the 700 mark.

Ontario’s rolling seven-day average now stands at 655, down from 724 at this point last week.

With 36,855 tests processed in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health says the positivity rate in the province fell to 1.8 per cent.

The province recorded 11 new deaths on Friday, bringing the total death tally in the province to 9,688.

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