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COVID-19: Ontario reports 538 new cases, 101 of those in Peel

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COVID-19: Ontario reports 538 new cases, 101 of those in Peel

Ontario is reporting 538 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday (Oct. 1) and three new deaths related to the virus.

The province’s number of resolved cases is also up by 515.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 229 cases are being reported in Toronto, 101 cases in Peel Region, 66 in Ottawa, and 43 in York Region.

Other areas that saw a small spike in numbers on Wednesday are seeing far fewer new cases Thursday. In Halton, for instance, where 33 new cases were reported Wednesday, they are reporting just three new cases Thursday. In Durham, they are reporting 14 new cases, down from 25 the day before.

She says 60 per cent of the new cases are among people under the age of 40, although she noted Wednesday while unveiling the province’s latest COVID-19 modelling that cases are rising among all age groups.

In total, 162 people are hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19, including 36 in intensive care and 17 requiring a ventilator.

The province conducted 39,646 tests since the last daily report.

The latest figures mean Ontario has seen a total of 52,248 COVID-19 cases, with 2,851 deaths, and 44,422 cases resolved.

— with a file and photo from The Canadian Press

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