Ontario reports 1,417 new COVID-19 cases, 32 more deaths

Ontario reported an additional 1,417 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, as well as 32 more deaths linked to the illness — the most on any single day during the second wave of the pandemic that’s currently gripping parts of the province. 

The new cases include 463 in Peel Region, 410 in Toronto and 178 in York Region. 

They push the seven-day average of daily cases, a measure that helps to paint a clearer picture of longer-term trends in the data, to 1,422. 

Ontario’s network of labs processed more than 33,400 test samples, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott, leading public health officials to report a test positivity rate of 4.1 per cent. 

More to come.

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