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Ontario reports 834 new COVID-19 cases, testing numbers rise

Last Updated Oct 28, 2020 at 11:11 am EST

COVID-19 infections in Toronto declined as Ontario reported 834 new cases on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the province confirmed 355 new cases in Toronto. That number was down to 299 on Wednesday. But it was still high enough to give Toronto the most new cases, followed by Peel (186), York Region (121) and Ottawa (76).

The province said it conducted over 30,000 tests after reporting just over 23,900 on Tuesday — both far below the stated goal of 50,000 daily tests.

Five more people have died, bringing the total death count in the province to 3,108. The majority of those deaths (1,996) were people living in long-term care. Currently there are 87 long-term care homes dealing with outbreaks across Ontario.

While deaths are highest among the elderly population, people between the ages of 20 to 39 have seen the most infections (26,355).

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