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Ontario reports drop in COVID-19 cases after record-breaking day

Last Updated Oct 26, 2020 at 10:42 am EST

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 is reporting a drop in daily COVID-19 cases a day after the province saw record-breaking numbers.

Minister of Health Christine Elliott tweeted Monday morning that there are 851 new cases, down from Sunday’s 1,042 cases.

Six more people have died, bringing the total death in Ontario to 3,099. The majority of those deaths (1,991) were people living in long-term care.

The most new cases are in Toronto (281), Peel Region (215), York Region (90) and Ottawa (76).

The province says it conducted nearly 28,700 tests in the previous day.

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