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Ontario reports another rise in new COVID-19 cases

Last Updated Oct 5, 2020 at 6:14 pm EDT

Ontario confirmed 615 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, an increase from the 566 cases reported on Sunday.

It’s the eighth straight day that cases in the province have surpassed 500.

In a tweet, Minister of Health Christine Elliott said the most new cases are in Toronto (289), Peel (88) and Ottawa (81).

Elliott also noted that 58 per cent of Monday’s cases are in people under the age of 40.

The province completed nearly 38,200 tests in the previous day with a backlog of 68,006 tests.

Five more people have died, raising the death total to 2,980. Of those deaths, the majority (1,951) were long-term care residents. Eight health care workers at long-term care homes are among the dead.

There have now been 54,814 confirmed cases in Toronto with 84.6 per cent considered resolved.

Watch: Toronto continues to ask province for further COVID-19 restrictions

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