News Ontario reports over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for second straight day SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Friday, Feb. 19th, 2021 (Supplied by Pixabay) Ontario is reporting over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for a second straight day. The province added 1,150 cases on Friday with sixty-five per cent in the hot spots around the GTHA. Nearly 65,400 tests were completed over the last day and 273,401 people have recovered. Another 47 people have died. Test positivity, the percentage of tests coming back positive, is at 2.1 per cent.