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Ontario confirms 170 new cases of COVID-19, 3 more deaths

Healthcare workers do testing at a drive-thru COVID-19 assessment centre at the Etobicoke General Hospital in Toronto on April 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ontario confirms 170 new cases of COVID-19 today, a jump from the 118 cases reported yesterday.

In a tweet, Minister of Health Christine Elliott attributed the spike to targeted testing of temporary workers on farms in Windsor-Essex. Elliott said 86 of the new cases in the province were from Windsor-Essex.

Three more people have died, bringing the death toll to 2,703.

The provincial total of confirmed cases now stands at 36,348 with 88 per cent considered resolved.

Meanwhile, Ontario has extended its emergency orders for the COVID-19 pandemic until July 22.

Premier Doug Ford said the extension of the orders will help protect vulnerable people and support frontline workers as the economy continues to re-open.

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