Ontario reports 169 new coronavirus cases marking largest increase in more than 6 weeks

Ontario reported 169 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 43,003.

It’s the largest single-day increase in cases since July 24, when 195 were reported.

“Peel is reporting 46 new cases, with 42 in Toronto, 30 in Ottawa and 19 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

“Locally, 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 19 of them reporting no new cases.”

No new deaths were reported, keeping the provincial death toll at 2,811.

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

More to come.

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