Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario COVID-19 cases stay above 900

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario COVID-19 cases stay above 900
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario COVID-19 cases stay above 900

Ontario reported 948 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, including 315 new cases in Toronto, 269 in Peel, 81 in York Region and 64 in Ottawa.

As COVID-19 cases continue to be identified, particularly in these hotspots, Peel’s most recent weekly Public Health Surveillance report indicates that Brampton’s test positivity rate has reached 9.6 per cent. The value in other Peel municipalities is significantly lower at 4.6 per cent in Caledon and 4.4 per cent Mississauga.

The test positivity rate for Canada as a whole from Oct. 18 to Oct. 30 was four per cent.

Seven more deaths were reported in Ontario, brining the total in the province to 3,152 deaths.

The province completed 27,908 tests in the past day and 15,397 tests are currently under investigation.

There are currently 78 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, with 502 resident cases and 318 staff cases.

Ontario reported 71 news school-related COVID-19 cases on Monday, including 41 student cases, eight staff cases and 22 that have not been identified.

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