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Ontario's COVID-19 cases surge to new record with 732 new cases

Last Updated Oct 2, 2020 at 11:00 am EDT

An employee prepares a COVID-19 sample for testing at a LifeLabs facility in Toronto on May 5, 2020. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Ontario’s daily COVID-19 cases soared to a new record high on Friday, with 732 new cases confirmed.

The previous high was 700 cases on Monday.

In a tweet, Minister of Health Christine Elliott said most of the new cases are in Toronto (323), Ottawa (141) and Peel Region (111).

Elliott added that due to a data review, 74 additional deaths that had taken place in the spring and summer were reported today by Toronto Public Health, raising the province’s death toll to 2,927.

There are 428 more resolved cases and 58 per cent of the cases are people under the age of 40.

The province’s testing backlog also grew to 90,513.

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