News Ontario adds fewer than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for third straight day SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Thursday, Mar. 4th, 2021 (Supplied by Pixabay) Ontario is reporting fewer than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for a third straight day. The province added 994 new cases on Thursday with 53 per cent in the hot spots around the GTHA. Over 65,600 tests were completed over the last day with 287,424 people having now recovered. Another ten people have died across the province. Test positivity, the percentage of tests coming back positive, is at 2.1 per cent.