Ontario reports new record-high of COVID-19 cases

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Ontario is reporting a new daily record-high of 1,388 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. It’s the fifth straight day that cases have soared above 1,000 in the province.

The previous high was 1,328 cases on Sunday.

The most new cases were in Toronto (520), followed by Peel Region (395) and York Region (100).

The province says it conducted over 29,100 tests in the previous day.

Fifteen more people have died, bringing the death toll to 3,260. Most of the total deaths (2,080) have been people living in long-term care.

The province says 422 people are currently hospitalized with the novel coronavirus, with 82 in ICU and 54 on ventilators.

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