Ontario Premier Doug Ford will not be taking a COVID test following news that a junior member of the premier's staff had tested positive for the novel virus.
In a tweet, Ford explained that because he was not in close contact with the junior staff member, Ford would be "closely monitor[ing]" his symptoms and "tak[ing] appropriate action as needed."
The daily increase in cases has broken the 400 threshold once again in Ontario, as the province reports 409 new cases.
The province's seven day rolling average now sits at 402, a large increase of where it stood one week ago, at 287.
Of Thursday's new cases, 151 are in Toronto, 82 are in Ottawa, and 46 are in Peel Region.