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Ontario confirms 315 new cases of COVID-19

Last Updated Sep 16, 2020 at 3:56 pm EDT

Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at LifeLabs after being logged upon receipt at the company's lab, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Ontario is confirming 315 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, an increase from the 251 cases reported Tuesday.

According to provincial health officials there are 77 cases in Toronto, with 54 in Peel Region, 37 in York Region, and 61 in Ottawa.

The province added that 64 per cent of the cases are people under the age of 40.

Two new deaths were also reported for a total of 2,822.

Of the 45,383 COVID-19 cases in the province, 88.7 per cent are considered resolved.

Twelve new cases have been reported in schools, including six student cases and four staff cases. The other two are categorized as unknown.

A total of 35 schools now have at least one case of COVID-19 on Ontario.