The province says 984 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 155 being treated in intensive care units.
Premier Doug Ford says COVID-19 testing will be expanded across the province.
Complete information on the COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund can be found on the province's official website.
"I think a lot of people have heard stories about people who went to the assessment centres and were turned away", she said. "I want to see (workers at) food processing plants being tested", Ford said.
The province has completed its goal of testing all residents and staff at long-term care homes and the drop in testing may be due to a lack of plan to figure out how to identify the next population to test.
"I'll be like an 800-pound gorilla on their backs every single day if I have to until I see those numbers go up", Ford said.
"We can't just be testing people with symptoms", he said. It will help up to 11,600 apprentices to get a "head start" on skilled trades. "We don't know how big it is and we don't know if it's getting bigger or smaller". "People believe in privacy, I believe in privacy", he said, "so we have to have the right app".
While the number of new COVID-19 daily cases has been averaging under 400 over the past two weeks, there have been a couple of recent spikes over 400. "I don't know. I have not seen one".
As of Thursday afternoon, Ontario reported 24,187 coronavirus cases and 1,993 total deaths.
Washington state reports 160 new COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths Wednesday
Health officials have also said that some with the coronavirus might not show symptoms of COVID-19. Individual cases may be removed if the place of residence is outside of Collin County .
Today's numbers show another 138 new cases in residents of long-term care homes and another 28 in staff, bringing the number of people infected in those facilities up to 6,257.
Analysts first started noticing an uptick on Tuesday when new case numbers were revealed to have jumped from 340 to 427 overnight.
Ontario's chief medical officer of health said on Thursday that the province is now at a "disappointing" plateau in new COVID-19 cases, as opposed to a decline.
Le Bouthillier also said that when this happens, personnel will be rotated in as required in order to fill any gaps in the work flow. "They are going to come back with a plan, it's all hands on deck".
"Between the ministry of health and public health and federal government we have over 2,000 contact tracers out there on a daily basis able to trace and track", Ford said.
"You got it from somewhere...."
"Some of the people said 'well, I can't recall, '" Williams said. "With more businesses and services reopening, it is particularly important for those resuming their front-line roles to watch for symptoms and stay home if any develop".
"It looks like we're seeing a trend in the wrong direction", said epidemiologist Dr. Ashleigh Tuite, who is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
"COVID-19 has created a new class of heroes".