COVID-19 Ontario: More than 1,000 new cases reported, nine additional deaths [Video]

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TORONTO –New COVID-19 cases in Ontario have jumped back up past the 1,000 mark Wednesday following a slight dip reported a day earlier.

Health officials said they logged 1,054 infections across the province in the last 24 hours. Ontario added 975 cases on Tuesday.

This brings Ontario’s lab-confirmed COVID-19 case count to 296,173, including 279,230 recoveries and 6,893 deaths.

Nine of those deaths occurred in the previous day.

With 54,852 tests processed in the last 24-hour period, the province said its COVID-19 positivity rate stands at 2.4 per cent.

Ontario’s seven-day average for number of cases reported is currently 1,084, up from 1,002 this time last week.  

Right now, there are 10,050 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Ontario. 

Where are the new COVID-19 cases?

Most of the cases reported Wednesday were found in Toronto, Peel Region and York Region.

The province says that Toronto added 363 infections, while Peel Region logged 186 and York Region logged 94.

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