Ontario reporting over 600 new coronavirus cases again, almost half from Toronto

Oct 5 2020, 2:32 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 615 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, an increase from the previous day.

There are five more deaths; however, these are cases that occurred in the spring or summer that are now being recorded as part of a data review and data cleaning initiative.

And there are 541 recovered cases from the previous report.

It’s an increase from Sunday’s 556, but a decreased from the 653 cases that were announced on Saturday and Friday’s record for the largest single day increase with 732 new cases.

Of the newly announced cases, 289 were in Toronto, 88 were in Peel, and 81 were in Ottawa.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 58% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40.

There is now a total of 54,814 cases in the province, with 46,360 recovered, and 2,980 reported deaths.

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