The numbers are out. Ontario is reporting over 930 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest increase since the pandemic hit. 

According to Minister of Health Christine Elliott, 336 of these new cases are in Toronto, along with 150 in Peel and 126 in Ottawa. 

There were over 44,900 tests administered, according to the Minister of Health. 

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New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on Friday

Case counts in the province have been on a steady but alarming incline since the second wave was declared

Ontario keeps breaking its own records for new infections. The previous one was set on Thursday at 797 across the province.

The positivity rate for COVID-19 tests today is about 2%. 

Projections have been showing that the province could be getting over 1,000 new cases per day by mid-October.

According to CBC, the premier has scheduled an emergency cabinet meeting in the wake of today's numbers.

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