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Ontario confirms 118 new cases of COVID-19, 9 more deaths

A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Ontario confirmed 118 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. There were 112 cases reported yesterday.

Nine more people have died, bringing the death toll to 2,700.

The provincial total of confirmed cases now stands at 36,178 with 87.9 per cent considered resolved.

In a tweet Minister of Health Christine Elliott noted that Ontario processed nearly 23,000 tests yesterday.

Meanwhile, Ontario is expected to table a motion Wednesday to extend the province’s state of emergency until July 24.

The current state of emergency declared at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic is set to expire July 15.

Premier Doug Ford’s office says the government wants to extend the measure to ensure there is no gap between that declaration ending and a new bill extending Ontario’s emergency measures taking effect.

Solicitor General Sylvia Jones introduced that bill yesterday, saying the province will need to keep some emergency measures in place in the months ahead.

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