Ontario reports 158 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths; total cases top 43,100

Ontario reported 158 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 43,161.

It’s a slight dip compared to Saturday when 169 cases were reported, which was the largest increase since July 24.

“Toronto is reporting 49 new cases, with 44 in Peel, 21 in Ottawa and 16 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

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“Locally, 29 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 20 of them reporting no new cases.”

Elliott said the province processed nearly 29,000 additional tests.

Two new deaths were also announced on Sunday, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,813.

The newly reported numbers are valid as of 2 p.m. Saturday for Toronto, Ottawa and London and 4 p.m. for the rest of the province.

— More to come

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