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COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 35 Ontarians since yesterday

Province reports 1,723 new COVID cases today
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Public Health Ontario has confirmed 1,723 new cases of COVID-19 today, which is 16 more than yesterday. There were 1,707 cases reported on Tuesday.

Of today's new cases, most are confined to the Greater Toronto Area. There are 500 new cases confirmed in Peel Region, 410 cases in Toronto and 196 in York Region. That represents 1,106 — or 64 per cent — of the new lab-confirmed cases reported over the past 24 hours.

The agency also reported 35 more deaths related to the coronavirus over the past 24 hours. Yesterday, seven deaths were reported.

More than 1,686 cases have been resolved since yesterday. 

Over the past 24 hours, 44,300 tests were completed.

Since the start of the pandemic, public health labs in Ontario have processed more than 6.3 million COVID tests.

Throughout Ontario, there are 656 people currently hospitalized with the coronavirus.

  • Algoma Public Health: 60 cases, rate of 52.4 per 100,000 people. There are three known active cases.
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 79 cases, rate of 54.7 per 100,000 people. There are seven known active cases.
  • Porcupine Health Unit: 107, rate of 127 per 100,000 people. There is one known active case. 
  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 232 cases, rate of 113.1 per 100,000 people. There are nine known active cases.
  • Timiskaming Health Unit: 18 cases, rate of 55.1 per 100,000 people. There are no known active cases. 
  • Northwestern Health Unit: 121 cases, rate of 123.2 per 100,000 people. The health unit has also reported two probable cases that are under investigation. There are 17 known active cases.
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 320 cases, rate of 168 per 100,000 people. There are 100 known active cases. Currently, there are three people hospitalized for COVID-19, one of whom is in the ICU.

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Jessica Owen

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Jessica Owen is an experienced journalist working for Village Media since 2018, primarily covering Collingwood and education.
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