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Ontario reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths as Peel, Toronto make up bulk of new cases

Last Updated Nov 18, 2020 at 10:47 am EST

People wearing face masks register before testing at a COVID-19 assessment center of a hospital in Toronto on June 18, 2020. (Zou Zheng/Xinhua via ZUMA Wire)

Ontario is reporting 32 new deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday as Peel and Toronto continue to make up the bulk of new cases in the province.

Health officials confirmed 1,417 new cases, with most of them coming in Peel Region (463), Toronto (410) and York Region (178).

A total of 3,415 people have now died from the novel coronavirus in Ontario. The majority (2,174) were people living in long-term care.

The last time the death toll reached the 30s was on June 20 when 31 deaths were reported. The most single-day deaths (59) came on May 9.

The province continues to fall short of its stated testing goal of 50,000 per day, with just over 33,400 tests completed in the previous day.

Daily cases have now eclipsed 1,000 in Ontario for nearly two weeks straight. The last time it was below that threshold was on Nov. 5.

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