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Number of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario falls back under 200

Number of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario falls back under 200
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An additional 157 new infections were confirmed on Tuesday, a sharp decline from the 257 new cases recorded Monday, mostly from the Windsor-Essex Region.

Before Monday, the number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario remained under 200 for five days in a row with 178 infections reported on Sunday, 160 reported on Saturday and 111 on Friday.

Locally, 27 of Ontarios 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases with fully 22 of them reporting no new cases at all, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott announced said in a Tweet Tuesday. Ninety-nine of todays cases, or 63 per cent, are from Toronto, Peel and York.

The health minister said that while 177 new cases were reported in the Windsor-Essex region on Monday, only 17 were reported in the area on Tuesday.

While there are only 17 new cases reported in Windsor-Essex, testing of temporary workers is ongoing as we continue to implement our three-point plan to find and resolve outbreaks, she said. Increased testing in the region may identify additional cases in the coming days.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the province now stands at 35,068, with 30,344 of the cases now recovered, health officials said.
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