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Ontario reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases, 89 deaths

Last Updated Jan 20, 2021 at 11:50 am EST

Ontario is reporting 2,655 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, and 89 people have died because of the virus.

There is an additional 3,714 resolved cases reported in the past day, an increase of 29.3 per cent compared to the day before.

Compared to Tuesday, this is a 93.5 per cent increase in number of deaths, and 38.8 per cent in new infections.

54,307 tests have been completed — 4.9 per cent testing positive.

Toronto is seeing the highest number of new cases Wednesday with 925, followed by Peel with 473, and 226 in York Region.

The number of patients in hospital has dropped to 1,598, a difference of 28 people compared to Tuesday, and five less patients are in the ICU, with 395 people.

There are four more people in the ICU on a ventilator, bringing the total to 296.

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As of 8 p.m. Tuesday night, 13,784 daily doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, bringing the total to date 237,918.

There are now 32,361 Ontarians completely vaccinated.

There is a total of 244,932 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to date in the province. 212,897 are now resolved.

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