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Ontario sees largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases with 426 today

The total number of cases for the province is now 2,392

The province is reporting a 21.7 per cent increase in lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases this morning with another 426 added to the list. 

Today's report is the largest jump in cases yet for the province, with the second largest jump being 351 cases reported on March 30. In the last three days, the province has confirmed 1,037 new COVID-19 cases.

Ontario's total confirmed cases now sit at 2,392 and there have been 37 deaths attributed to the virus.

The province is also reporting there have been 689 recoveries. 

The number of tests still under investigation continues to drop, with today's numbers suggesting there are 3,155 tests pending. According to the province, there are now more labs coming on board to deal with testing backlogs. 

There have been 57,874 people tested for COVID-19 in Ontario, or about 334 people per 100,000. 

But those numbers are low compared to data released by other provinces. For example, Global News reported the province of Quebec has a testing rate per 100,000 people of about 611. The Northwest Territories has a testing rate of 1,819 per 100,000, and Alberta and BC have a testing rate of 1,020 and 717 per 100,000 respectively. Ontario has the lowest test rate of the nation. 

As of March 31, the federal government reported there have been 241,138 patients tested for the virus in Canada.