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New COVID cases up from Wednesday

Ontario has reported 383  new COVID-19 cases following two days in which the number of daily patients was below 300. In addition there were 34 deaths in the Province

The new patients bring the total number of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province to 26,866, including 2,189 deaths and 20,673 recoveries.

According to the epidemiological summary, eight of Ontario’s deceased COVID-19 patients were between the ages of 20 and 39. Eighty-seven of all deceased patients in the province were between the ages of 40 and 59 and 574 people were between the ages of 60 and 79. There have been no deaths recorded in people 19 years of age or younger. People 80 years of age or older continue to be the hardest hit age group with 1,520 deaths. Despite the daily jump in cases the reproduction rate has dropped to just under 1.0. Epidemiologists follow the reproduction rate closely. A reading of under 1.0 means each infected person is infecting led that one other person which is a signal the pandemic is lessening. Testing rebounded to more than 16,000 tests yesterday.

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