TORONTO -- Ontario is reporting more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the fifth straight day.

On Thursday, provincial health officials logged 1,092 infections of the novel coronavirus, as well as 10 more deaths linked to the disease.

Daily case counts in Ontario have hovered slightly above or below the 1,000 mark for much of the past few weeks.

The province’s seven-day average for number of cases recorded is now 1,251, up from 1,063 one week ago.

There were 60,619 COVID-19 tests completed in Ontario in the last-recorded 24-hour period. The test positivity rate now stands at about 2.4 per cent, according to the Ministry of Health.

Of the new cases logged Thursday, 293 are in Toronto, 199 are in Peel Region and 79 are in York Region.

Thursday’s case count brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Ontario to 313,520, including deaths and recoveries. The province’s death toll is now 7,109.

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