Ontario reports 538 new coronavirus cases, 3 additional deaths

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Posted October 1, 2020 10:27 am

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Ontario reported 538 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 52,248.

It marks a drop compared to Wednesday, which saw 625 cases reported.

“Locally, there are 229 new cases in Toronto with 101 in Peel, 66 in Ottawa and 43 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

“Sixty per cent of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40. There are 515 more resolved cases today.”

Elliott said the province completed more than 39,600 additional tests.

Three more deaths were also reported on Thursday, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,851.

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