News Ontario adds 2,961 new COVID-19 cases SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 2021 (Supplied by Pixabay) Ontario is reporting 2,961 new COVID-19 cases. It comes a day after Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a second state-of-emergency and a stay at home order in the province. Sixty-four per cent of the new cases reported today are in the hotspots around the GTHA and Windsor-Essex. Over 50,900 tests were completed over the last day but a backlog of 61,000 remains. Another 74 people have died from the virus in Ontario. Test positivity, the percentage of tests that come back positive, was at 6 per cent, down from 7.8 per cent on Tuesday.