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New COVID cases up, deaths down

Ontario has recorded a slight spike in the number of new COVID-19 cases reported in a single-day, while also confirming the lowest number of deaths in just over six weeks.

On Tuesday, provincial health officials logged 427 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed patients in Ontario to 23,384, including 1,919 deaths and 17,898 recoveries.

The number of new patients confirmed on Tuesday follows 10 days of daily case counts being below 400. The last time the daily case count in Ontario was above 400 was when health officials confirmed 477 new patients on May 8.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 deaths reported in a single-day in Ontario dropped significantly on Tuesday with 15 deceased patients confirmed. The daily death count in the province has not been this low since April 6 when 13 deceased patients were confirmed. The highest number of deaths logged in a single-day was 86 on April 30.

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