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Ontario's COVID-19 climb continues with 478 new cases, 3 more deaths

Last Updated Sep 22, 2020 at 11:41 am EDT

COVID-19 samples sit in cold storage after testing at a LifeLabs testing facility in Toronto. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Ontario is reporting 478 new cases of COVID-19 today, along with three new deaths related to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 153 cases reported in Toronto, 95 in Peel Region and 90 in Ottawa.

She says 68 per cent of the new cases are in people under the age of 40.

The province is also reporting 52 new COVID-19 cases related to schools, including at least 26 among students.

Those bring the total number of schools with a reported case to 116 out of Ontario’s 4,828 publicly-funded schools.

Meanwhile, Ontario is expected to announce part of its COVID-19 fall preparedness plan today. The premier’s office says it will roll out the plan over the next several days because of its complexity.

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