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Ontario reporting a major jump in new COVID-19 cases

Last Updated Sep 18, 2020 at 2:17 pm EDT

Ontario is reporting 401 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and no new deaths.

  • The province reported 293 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and three deaths.
  • There are 46,077 cases of COVID-19 in the province.
  • More than 35,800 tests were completed.
  • There are 130 new cases in Toronto, 82 in Peel, 61 in Ottawa.
  • 176 cases have been resolved.
  • 67% of the new cases are in people under the age of 40.

 

The last time the province saw a number this high was on June 7, with 415 cases.

 

This jump in new COVID-19 cases comes one day after the province announced social gathering sizes will be decreased in Toronto, Ottawa and the Peel Region.

Social gathering sizes are now 10 indoors, and 25 outside for those regions, the rest of the province remains at 50 indoors and 100 outdoors.

 

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