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Ontario reports record-breaking 700 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 1 death

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GTA accounts for more than 75% of province’s COVID-19 cases

TORONTO, ON., Sept. 27, 2020 — Today, Ontario is reporting an all-time record daily count of 700 new cases, which surpasses the 640 cases reported back on April 24. Toronto alone accounts for 344 of the cases, while the rest of the GTA account for 182 cases. In a addition to the record-high case count, one death was reported.

Although the number of cases is record-breaking, 41,111 tests were conducted yesterday, while the only 12,000 plus tests were completed back on April 24 when the province reported 640 cases of COVID-19.

Of the 526 cases in the GTA, in addition to Toronto’s 344 cases, Peel Region reported 104 cases, York Region confirmed 56 cases, Halton Region had 15 cases and Durham had six. Ottawa, another COVID-19 hotspot, reported 89 cases.

Ontario hospitalizations are also now on the rise with 128 COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals, almost triple the number in August.

For detailed data on COVID-19 cases in Ontario, residents can visit Ontario.ca.

Premier Doug Ford confirmed today, Monday September 28, 2020 that Ontario has entered its second wave of COVID-19 and that it will be more complex than the initial wave. As a result, the Premier said the Ontario government will spend $52.5 million to add 3,700 workers at its hospitals and long-term care homes. Some of the funding will go towards specifically towards hiring 1,400 new nurses at Ontario hospitals and long-term care homes.

Read more top stories at TOtimes.ca and MTLtimes.ca

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