News Largest number of new COVID-19 cases reported in over a week SHARE ON: Wendy Gray, staff Tuesday, Jun. 2nd, 2020 (Supplied by Pixabay) Ontario has recorded the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in over a week. Data from Public Health shows the province saw another 446 new cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total to 28,709. Another 61 residents and 11 staff of long-term care homes have been diagnosed. The province says another 17 people died from the virus bringing the total number of deaths to 2,293. The recovery rate remains at 78-percent. 15,244 tests were completed over the last day.