News Ontario reports 1,837 new COVID-19 cases SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Friday, Jan. 29th, 2021 (Supplied by Pixabay) Ontario is reporting fewer than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the fourth time this week. The province added 1,837 new cases Friday with 57 per cent in the hot spots around the GTHA. Over 69,000 tests were completed over the last day and nearly 90 per cent of known cases have now recovered. Another 58 people have died in the province. Per cent positivity, the percentage of tests coming back positive, is at 3.3 per cent.