Ontario sees slight increase in new COVID-19 cases


Ontario is reporting 783 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday and five deaths.The province reported 721 new cases of the virus and no deaths on Wednesday. On that day, the number of resolved cases exceeded the number of new ones, with 783.

The number of cases resolved on Thursday is 779, a slight drop of 0.5%. compared to the day before.

Toronto is still the main hot spot with 239 new cases, followed by Peel Region with 136 cases, 127 cases in York Region and 89 cases in Ottawa.

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There are a total of 62,196 confirmed cases in the province.

In the past two weeks, there have been more than 2,500 new cases of COVID-19 across the country, with Ontario and Quebec leading the way.

Ontario said on Wednesday it was hiring 600 new contact tracers and case managers to help track, trace and isolate new cases.


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