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Ontario reports single-day high of 1,983 new COVID-19 cases, record number of tests

Ontario reported single-day highs of 1,983 new COVID-19 cases and nearly 62,000 tests on Thursday.

The additional cases include 515 in Peel Region, 496 in Toronto, 208 in York Region and 112 in Windsor-Essex.

There are currently 16,233 confirmed, active infections of the novel coronavirus provincewide, the most at any point during the pandemic. 

Moreover, hospitalization figures all hit second-wave highs in today’s update. There are now 829 patients with cases of COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals. Of those, 228 are being treated in intensive care units, while 132 people require the use of a ventilator.

Ontario also recorded 35 more deaths linked to the illness, pushing the official toll to 3,871. 

More to come.

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