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New COVID cases dip below 200

The province reported 197 new cases of COVID-19 overnight but the number of resolved cases,423 was more than double the number of new cases. .This is the seventh straight day in which the province has recorded less than 300 new COVID cases and the number of resolved cases continues to climb to stand now at 83.8 per cent.

Health officials also reported 12 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,519. At least 2,412 of those deaths are in people over the age of 60.

Testing numbers in the province continue to remain high with 23,278 tests completed in the last 24 hour period. In total, Ontario has performed 1,003,749 COVID-19 tests since the onset of the outbreak.

The number of patients in hospital continues to trend downward in recent days. There are currently 438 patients hospitalized with the virus, down from the 489 reported on Saturday. This time last week there were 635 people in hospital with COVID-19.

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