There seems to be some good news on the horizon in one province. According to the latest figures tracking COVID-19 in Ontario, there were 437 new cases of the disease confirmed in the province on Sunday. While this sounds like a lot, it’s actually the lowest increase in cases we’ve seen in almost two weeks.\nOn April 26, official figures confirmed 437 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, taking the province’s total to more than 14,000 people.\nWhile this is still a significant number, it’s a definite improvement for the region. In fact, this is the lowest overnight increase Ontario has seen since April 13.\nIt’s a positive sign, particularly as a similar trend was noted on Saturday. With 476 new cases confirmed at the beginning of the weekend, this also marks a multi-week low.\nThis comes as more people in the province have now recovered from COVID-19 than there are active cases. As of Sunday, there were 14,432 total cases of the disease, with 8,000 resolved cases.\nThis is all somewhat reassuring news, particularly after the region broke records for the most new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. 640 additional people were confirmed to have the disease, and 50 people died.\nView this post on Instagram I’ve never been so proud of the people of Ontario as I have during the #COVID19 crisis. We are fighting as a team of 14.5 million people. We’re doing a fantastic job but please stay home. Your help is critical in our collective fight to end this terrible virus. A post shared by Doug Ford (@fordnationdougford) on Apr 25, 2020 at 4:21pm PDT\nJust weeks after Premier Doug Ford committed to improving the province’s testing numbers, the amount of people assessed on Saturday increased to more than 12,000. This is up from just 10,578 on Friday.\n"We're laser-focused on ramping up our testing capacity so we can protect the most vulnerable in our communities and those who protect them, like our frontline health care workers and first responders," Premier Ford explained on April 10.\nFord promised that by the end of April, the region will be testing at least 14,000 people every day.\nView this post on Instagram We're laser focused on ramping up our testing capacity so we can prioritize our most vulnerable communities. We need to protect the people who protect us including our frontline health care workers and first responders. A post shared by Doug Ford (@fordnationdougford) on Apr 10, 2020 at 10:12am PDT\nDespite the positive news, it’s too early to start getting excited.\nSpeaking on Friday, Ontario’s Associate Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Barbara Yaffe, told reporters that it could still be several weeks before the province can consider starting to relax social distancing rules.\nIn a similar announcement, Premier Doug Ford confirmed that reopening non-essential businesses by the end of May is “absolutely not going to happen.”\nWhile returning to normal life is still probably a little while away, the small improvements are still worth celebrating.\nHang in there, Ontario!\n*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.