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Ontario reports a rise in new COVID-19 cases, more than 500 in Peel

Last Updated Nov 26, 2020 at 11:05 am EST

Jennifer Lindsley loads several tubes of patient samples to test for COVID-19 at a hospital lab. Photo by Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS/ABACAPRESS.COM

Ontario is reporting 1,478 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, an increase from 1,373 cases the day before.

Most of the new cases are in Peel Region (572), followed by Toronto (356), and York Region (111).

The province said it completed nearly 47,600 tests in the previous day, which is near its goal of 50,000 tests per day. However, 52,852 cases are still under investigation.

The province also reported 21 new deaths.

A total of 3,575 people have now died from the virus in the province, with 2,270 of them living in long-term care.

The province also reported 88 new school-related cases of COVID-19 with 1,176 in the last 14 days.

There are currently 151 people being treated in intensive care units, with 105 of them on ventilators.

Toronto and Peel, which are the two hotspots in the province, went into lockdown on Monday amid the second wave of the virus.

The province is also set to release new COVID-19 projections later on in the day.