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Ontario sees trend toward more positive, fewer negative COVID-19 tests, analysis of provincial data shows

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With each COVID-19 test completed in Ontario a disturbing trend is becoming clear. The percentage growth of positive tests is creeping up, the percentage growth of negative tests is going down, a Star analysis of the last 12 days of provincial data shows.

The Star has also found that while Ontario is ramping up the number of samples taken, the number of “pending test results” — samples collected and awaiting a test — is growing dramatically, an indication the testing system continues to be overwhelmed.

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