News Ontario reports over 1,300 new COVID-19 cases SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Friday, Mar. 12th, 2021 (Supplied by Pixabay) Ontario is reporting over 1,300 new COVID-19 cases. The province added 1,371 cases on Friday with fifty-nine per cent in the hot spots around the GTHA. Over 64,600 tests were completed over the last day with 296,252 people having now recovered. Another 18 people have died. Test positivity, the percentage of tests coming back positive, is at 2.4 per cent.