On Friday, Premier Doug Ford proposed a solution to the ever-growing lines at Ontario's COVID-19 testing centres.

He hopes that by this time next week, you will be able to get tested at pharmacies in the province.

When asked about long wait times and increased demand at assessment sites, Ford had good news to share.

Hopefully, by this time next week, [...] you'll be able to walk into a pharmacy and get a test.

Premier Doug Ford

Ford mentioned a few specific pharmacies that will host testing centres, including Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, and Walmart.

Yesterday, Burlington's Joseph Brant Hospital reported a 1,400% increase in demand at their COVID-19 assessment centre, calling it "unprecedented."

The province recorded 401 new cases of the disease today — the highest daily increase since early June.

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