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COVID-19 cases in Ontario jump past 200 for first time in three weeks

COVID-19 cases in Ontario jump past 200 for first time in three weeks
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With 19,425 tests processed in the last 24 hours, the provinces COVID-19 positivity rate is 1.3 per cent, according to the Ministry of Health.

There are currently 121 patients in intensive care with COVID-19. Of those patients, 79 are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.

Most of the cases reported by the province Thursday were found in Toronto (38), Peel Region (38), and Waterloo (19).

Other health units that reported case numbers in the double digits include Hamilton (25), Grey Bruce (13), Halton Region (12), Middlesex-London (10), and York Region (10).

At least 16 of the province;s 34 public health units recorded fewer than 10 new cases of the novel coronavirus and several others recorded no new cases.

This is a breaking news story. More to come.

The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health s COVID-19 Daily Epidemiologic Summary. The number of cases for any city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, because local units report figures at different times.
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