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Ontario reports 1,708 new coronavirus cases, 24 deaths

Ontario reported 1,708 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 114,746.

It marks the third-largest single-day increase in cases to date in Ontario, behind Friday’s total of 1,855 and Saturday’s 1,822.

“Locally, there are 503 new cases in Peel, 463 in Toronto and 185 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

“There are 1,443 more resolved cases.”

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Nearly 54,000 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 6,235,510 tests, while 38,724 remain under investigation.

The province indicated that the test positivity rate for the last day is 3.7 per cent.

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Twenty-four more deaths were also announced on Sunday, bringing the provincial death toll to 3,648.

The newly reported numbers are valid as of Saturday afternoon.

There are 586 people hospitalized with the virus, which marks a decrease of nine.

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