Ontario reports a record-high 732 new COVID-19 cases


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Ontario reported 732 additional cases of COVID-19 on Friday, a new single-day record in the province.

Toronto saw the most new cases with 323, though Health Minister Christine Elliott noted that some cases confirmed in the spring were included in today’s number due to a data review by Toronto Public Health.

Meanwhile, Ottawa recorded 141 more cases and Peel 111.

About 58 per cent of the newly confirmed infections are in people under 40 years old, Elliott noted.

The previous record of 700 new cases came just five days ago on September 28. 

The province’s official COVID-19 death toll took a considerable jump, increasing 76 to 2,927. However 74 of those deaths were “reported for cases that occurred in the spring or summer and are now being recorded as part of a data review and data cleaning initiative,” the Ministry of Health said.

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