Ontario reports more than 2,400 new coronavirus cases, 41 additional deaths

Ontario reported 2,408 new cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 162,663.

Forty-one new deaths were also reported, bringing the provincial death toll to 4,229.

“Locally, there are 629 new cases in Toronto, 448 in Peel, 234 in Windsor-Essex County, 190 in York Region and 150 in Hamilton,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

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A total of 139,010 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved.

Nearly 56,700 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 7,527,962 tests, while 66,976 remain under investigation.

The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 4.8 per cent, which is down from Tuesday’s report, when it was five per cent, and down from last Monday’s, when it was 5.1 per cent.

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There are 1,002 people hospitalized with the virus (down by three), with 275 in intensive care (up by two) and 186 on a ventilator (up by 14).

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