There was a jump of 100 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Ontario over the past day, with numbers growing to 688.
That's according to updated numbers provided by the province late Wednesday morning.
This is the biggest single-day increase in new cases in Ontario so far.
There have now been nine deaths from COVID-19 in Ontario.
Eight cases are classified as “resolved” — meaning the patient is no longer infectious. There are 10,489 cases under investigation, and 24,458 are negative.
Here in the Sudbury area, there have been four positive COVID-19 cases. There have been 428 COVID-19 tests submitted locally so far, according to updated information as of 10 a.m. March 25.
In Northern Ontario, another confirmed positive COVID-19 case was reported yesterday — a man in his 30s in the district of Timiskaming — bringing the total confirmed cases in the north to 10. That's the first positive case in the Timiskaming area.
In Canada as a whole, as of 6 p.m. March 24, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases sat at 1,959, the number of probable cases 833 and deaths at 27.