550 new cases of coronavirus in Ontario, the total exceeds 5,000 cases with 174 deaths

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Ontario reported 550 new cases of new coronavirus and 21 additional deaths on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 5,276 cases.

The death toll rose to 174.

The increase in cases on Wednesday is the highest jump the province has seen in a single day.

However, provincial officials have also reported that 2,074 patients have recovered from the virus.

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Ontario has 605 patients hospitalized due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, with 246 patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) and 195 in a ventilated intensive care unit.

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So far, the province has tested 84,601 people for the virus. 1102 people are currently under investigation pending test results.

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Wednesday’s report indicates an 11.6% increase in cases, compared to 8.7% Tuesday, 7.7% Monday, 11.2% Sunday, 11.5% Saturday and 16.5% Friday.

There has been no steady increase or decrease in daily case rates in the past week.

Public health units in the Greater Toronto Area account for 51.8% of all cases in the province.

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