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Ontario reports fewer than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases for first time in weeks

Ontario reports fewer than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases for first time in weeks
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TORONTO -- Ontario health officials are reporting fewer than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time since the beginning of April.

The province confirmed 2,791 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. The last time the province reported fewer than 3,000 new cases was on April 5 before the height of the third wave.

The dip in daily infections on today comes after the province logged 3,436 cases on Monday, 3,732 new cases on Sunday and 3,369 new cases on Saturday.

The positivity rate in the province remained high, however. With 33,740 tests processed in the last 24 hours, the provinces positivity rate stands at 9.1 per cent.

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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