Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario continues to see cases over 800, seventh Toronto hospital reports outbreak

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario unveils new system for COVID-19 shutdowns
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario unveils new system for COVID-19 shutdowns

Ontario reported 826 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, including 292 cases in Toronto, 186 in Peel, 87 in Ottawa and 72 in York Region.

Once again, the province confirmed nine more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 3,080. There are currently 276 people in hospitals with 78 in ICU.

Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital has now declared an outbreak after five COVID-19 cases were identified in a surgical unit and all of the patients are asymptomatic. There are six other hospitals in the city that have declared outbreaks recently.

Ontario completed 40,019 tests in the last day with 35,436 tests currently under investigation.

Currently, 77 long-term care homes in the province are reporting outbreaks, with 229 active cases in residents and 237 in staff.

Ontario also reported 72 new school-related COVID-19 cases, including 39 student cases and six staff cases.

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